Sapasui (Chop suey)
( SERVES 10 )
This recipe comes from Pasifika Flavours, a cookbook from the Heart Foundation, which gives traditional Pacifc dishes a healthy spin. Read about it here.
|1 Tbsp||Peanut oil, or other oil|
|1||Onion, finely chopped|
|4 cloves||Garlic, peeled and crushed|
|2 Tbsp||Fresh ginger, grated|
|1½ kgs||Lean beef, cut into small pieces|
|2 large||Red peppers, finely chopped, alternatively use carrots|
|2 cups||Broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces|
|1 cup||Green beans, sliced, fresh or frozen|
|½ cup||Soy sauce, reduced salt|
- Place the vermicelli in a large bowl and add hot water until just covered. Soak for 10–15 minutes or until the noodles have expanded
- Heat the oil in a large pot, add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion is soft.
- Add the beef and cook until it is just done.
- Drain the vermicelli over a bowl, saving ½ cup of the soaking liquid.
- Add the vermicelli and ½ cup of soaking liquid to the beef mix.
- Add the vegetables and soy sauce, and simmer for a couple of minutes. Don’t stir too much or the vermicelli will become mushy. Serve immediately.
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