Our family is always busy on week nights and as much as I love to cook, there is not always a lot of time. So here is an idea that is quick, easy and fun. This takes less time than ordering take out and you can prep everything in advance so dinner can be on the table FAST! Who wants to cook for 30 minutes when 20 minutes is all it takes? We have one picky boy at our house, one really adventurous eater and two in between. But with this meal, everyone can have what they like. It is also a great way to get the whole family involved in the cooking and prepping.
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Make It Your Own Stir Fry*
12 ounces Annie Chun’s noodles
2 TBS garlic oil or sesame oil
1 pound trimmed cut asparagus
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into bite size pieces
1 lb cleaned deveined shrimp
8 ounces frozen green beans, defrosted
1 cup chopped mango
1/2 cup Annie Chun’s Chinese Stir fry sauce (or enough for your taste)
crushed red pepper to taste
sesame seeds for garnish
Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cool water. In a large wok, heat oil and saute asparagus and peppers for a few minutes or until they start to become tender. Add shrimp and cook for three minutes or until pink. Mix in green beans, mango, cooked noodles and sauce. Cook for another few minutes while stirring until sauce starts to bubble. Add red pepper to taste and sesame seeds to garnish.
*To make your own, substitute any veggies, sauce or noodles. Frozen veggies can be used but make sure they are slightly defrosted. This can be made with chicken or beef instead of shrimp but those meats must be cooked a bit longer. Make sure veggies are all cut bite size and evenly so they will cook quick. If you have different eaters, each portion can be cooked separately with different veggies since it cooks up so quickly. Enjoy!