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I made... Asian inspired lamb stir fry - Such a big hit!

The first time I tried such marinated lamb.

7w ago

I have shown interest in east Asian food multiple times here on FoodTribe. I have only tried Chao fan, and I loved it so much that a new food window has opened in front of me since then! I must try more Asian dishes, I said to myself!

When I saw Christy's beef bulgogi, it immediately grabbed my attention! I always liked how these meat dishes look: thin strips of meat, dark in colour, garnished with sesame seeds. It just looked so different from the way we cook meat here. So I had to try it!

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Because I was using lamb (rather than beef), I thought maybe lamb requires a different marinade, and it might be a better idea to find lamb recipes. My research for this dishes recipes ended up in 2 other Asian dishes: Mongolian Beef and Chinese cumin lamb stir fry.

So I read the ingredients and instructions carefully and mixed what I learned in this dish. Therefore I can't say what you see here is this Korean or Chinese food, but it is definitely heavily inspired by them!

What I used and how I did it:

The marinade I prepared is made of corn starch, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, Chinese five-spice, fresh ginger, garlic, clove, onion, vegetable oil, salt and pepper. Then I let it rest for half an hour and then fried it. It smelled so good!

I so wish I had a wok. Because I used a regular pan, I cooked it more than the recipes suggested. I think it's a middle and west Asian thing: we have to cook meat until it is very (!) well done! So I still can not cook meat in a few minutes, but I will try to stick to the east Asian way next time!

Then I made Iranian rice and plate it. I add lemon (cause we love sour and tangy things!) and some chilli on top.

Overall I'd say this is an Asian thing, from the west (lemon) to the south (hot chillies) and eventually the east (the marinade), it represented various tastes, food elements and traditions!

How was it?

I was so different, unlike what we usually have, and so delicious that my brother was like: why did we never try these? We should always marinate the meat this way!

I agree!

we will defiantly make this again and again!

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Comments (38)

  • Beautiful and looks delicious

      1 month ago
  • Very pretty 😍

      1 month ago
  • This looks an sounds amazing I would gladly eat a bowl of this! I love that you found something new that really enjoy.

      1 month ago
    • I really appreciate it! I'm happy about it too! Trying new food is always amazing, finding a new favourite dish is even better!

        1 month ago
    • So welcome! I wonder what the next one will be🤔🙂

        1 month ago
  • It looks wonderful! I would try this with fake meat...

      1 month ago
    • Thank you Jeannine! The marinade has so many different flavours that I think it would make anything delicious! 😅😂 If you ever made it, tell us about it!

        1 month ago
    • I will! I daresay that your marinade could even make tofu taste good! 😉

        1 month ago
  • Delicious! Yes, where are my chopsticks!!! LOL . And, yes, wok is great and not only for meat, but for everything. I like to toss vegetables in very hot wok, just to give them a colour. And then put them in steamer with tight lid, but without water and not on stove. They steam in residual steam and excess oil goes to the bottom of steamer. You can also put some water and put steamer on stove, depending how crunchy you like your vegetables.

      1 month ago
    • 😂😂 happy you think like that!

      Yes I absolutely agree. I haven't used one, but from what I have seen, wok is such a great thing to have!

      Wow! Thank you for sharing that! I am not a big fan of mushy vegetables so this sounds like a great way to do...

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        1 month ago