Make Your Own Stir Fry and Annie Chun’s Giveaway

by jerseygirl on February 21, 2009 · 91 comments

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.

I was the recipient of some Annie Chun’s products and they really were good. They are the ultimate ingredients to make a quick meal. Check out their website for some great quick recipes. One of my lucky readers will win an Annie Chun’s gift pack which includes mai fun noodles, pad Thai noodles, chow mein noodles, soba noodles, pad Thai sauce and Chinese stir fry sauce. All you have to do is leave a comment by Monday, February 23, 11pm EST. Please leave an email address if you do not have a link to a blog. I will be picking a random winner that will be posted sometime Tuesday. Sorry, but this can only be mailed to a US address. Good luck everyone!

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!

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Maria February 21, 2009 at 11:32 am

I love stir fry! A fast and healthy meal!

kat February 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

We make our own stir-fry a lot especially during the spring & summer when we start getting lots of fresh beautiful greens.
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Emily February 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

O0o0! This looks yummy! I’ve always thought stir-fry was difficult and time consuming so I’ve always been afraid to make it. I think sometime next week I’ll have to try and tackle the task!

Farrah from Wife and Mom of 3 February 21, 2009 at 11:49 am

That looks GOOD!!! MMM If only we didn’t have a boy scout dinner tonite, I’d cook stir fry!

LeslieVeg February 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Chinese stir fry at home, what could be better? You add what you want and OMGosh this looks soooo GOOD!! Count me in!!!
Great Giveaway Thanks so much!

Penny February 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I have a wok ring on my new gas stove so I am enjoying stir frys all the time now. Love your blog!

Mila February 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm

This looks fabulous!

cdziuba February 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Oh my gosh, that looks so yummy. Love stir fry.

Thanks for the chance to enter

Donna-FFW February 21, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Stir-frys are one of my favorites. LOVE them. You are right oo, they are perfect for kids! What a nice giveaway!

Sharon February 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Yum! Your stir fry looks just perfect.

Bridgett February 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

My hubby adores stir fry and I try to make it once a week for him. I need to try those products you are showing!

ttfn300 February 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

i don’t make enough stirfrys, they’re so easy and fresh i love em πŸ™‚

Carolyn G February 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I love to make stir fry. It’s fast, easy and delicious. And you can make it so many ways. Great giveaway. Thanks.

Patsyk February 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

We love stir-frys for quick weeknight meals. Yours looks really great… and its a perfect way to sneak in some extra veggies! Yum!!!

NatNibbles February 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Love the idea of tossing in Mango! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

Carole February 21, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I make quite a few stir fry dinners and would love to try these products

Jennifer February 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Thanks for the heads up on products that make for a quick and easy meal. Did you see the ‘challenge’ going on at my blog? I bet you can ome up with something special!

Laurie February 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Ohhh! I want that! I am stir-fry challenged so this would help! Thanks! Laurie

HoneyB February 21, 2009 at 4:52 pm

What a great giveaway! My recent posts show my adoration for noodles and asian food! :0)

sphinx63 February 21, 2009 at 5:03 pm

That stir-fry looks delicious! Thanks!

Debbie R. February 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Wow, that looks delicious. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy ingredients to try it out for ourselves!

Leslie February 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Stir fry is one thing we LOVE in our home!!!

Aggie February 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm

I used to be stir fried challenged up until just recently….what a quick and healthy way to make dinner! Love all your veggies and shrimp!! Yum Lisa!!

Tyson and Courtney February 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I can’t wait to try this recipe. We love Asian food!

Stacey Snacks February 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I like the chopped mango idea!
I love stir fry, it is my go to weeknight meal.

Foodie with Little Thyme! February 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

My husband is the stir fry cook. Some how he takes lots longer to prep than you did. Maybe he need all these fun new products?

Karin February 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

mmmmmm–Looks good!

JudyHArmstrong February 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I really like the addition of the fresh mango. GREAT recipe. Happy Mardi Gras.

janetfaye February 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm

My family loves it when I make stir-fry. The recipe sounds so good, especially with Mango in it.

Thank you!

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Plowlady February 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

wow…that looks delicious!

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jtr4511 February 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Love stir fry – at least 2x a month at house if not more! These products would be great to try.
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paleseptember February 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm

mmm! I would love to win this kit. The stir fry looks great, too!

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valerie2350 February 22, 2009 at 3:24 am

yum! fabulous giveaway πŸ™‚

Kat February 22, 2009 at 9:01 am

The mango addition is a great idea! Love stir frys and they are a great way to experiment with different flavors.

Cheryl February 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

Stir-fry has to be the best quick meal there is. Healthy and fast; what more could you ask for?

Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! February 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I have never made stir fry but that just looks GOOD! Maybe my picky eater would even go for that.

Tiff February 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm

What a great giveaway! I love making stir-fry meals at home.

Mel February 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Stir fry is my go to meal and is a great way to use up the last of the veggies in a tasty way.

Katrina February 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Sounds great! My husband especially likes stir fry.

Laura P. February 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

I love asian-inspired dinners! This looks great! : )

Debbie February 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I love stir fry. Love the crispyness of the vegetable and flavors of the sauce. Your dish looks great!

biz319 February 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I love all things stir fry – and those products!!

Pick me! Hope you had a good weekend Lisa!

Erin February 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Yummy! We have stir fry ALL the time because it’s so fast and easy!

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Tracy February 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

That looks great, we love stir fry here but I usually do it with rice, not noodles. I’m really curious at how the pad thai sauce compares with restaurant pad thai.


Tanya February 23, 2009 at 8:27 am

Stir fry is my favorite. What a great giveaway too!

Mary from Michigan February 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

Good morning, Lisa!

What a great way to start the morning and the week — thinking of food! And you’re right, these are great products that you can do 100 different things with. Thanks for the offer, and have a fabulous day!

Mary from Michigan February 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

Good morning, Lisa!

What a great way to start the morning and the week — thinking of food! And you’re right, these are great products that you can do 100 different things with. Thanks for the offer, and have a fabulous day!

Allie February 23, 2009 at 9:45 am

I love stir fry! Yours looks delicious!

Katherine Aucoin February 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

This looks delish. You’re so right about stiry fry being so quick. I’m going to check out that website!

black eyed susans kitchen February 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

This type of meal is a big thumbs up in our house. We also have eaters who don’t always mesh. One always seems to be vegetarian, or a non fish eater. Teens, you just can’t predict what they are going to be trying next, so I roll with it. Stir fry is perfect for that issue.
β™₯, Susan

illinigirl09 February 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

These are some favorite meals in our house! count me in for the giveaway at elizabethheinke at yahoo dot com!

Wonderful February 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

Looks great! I like the different colors of vegetables too.

pxilated February 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Delicious! I love to make my own take out. πŸ™‚
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Pam February 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I bet the mango tasted so good. A healthy, colorful and delicious meal.

The Food Hunter February 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Your stir fry looks delicious.

Paula February 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Mmmm … salty and sweet! I’ve seen those Annie Chun products; I think I had one of her noodle soup bowls. I just love stir fry. I love your’s with shrimp and asparagus! YUM!

Janine February 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I don’t know if I’ve heard of thi brand, thanks for the tip, looks good

natalie February 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm

YUM! The hubby and I have been wanting to experiment with some asian cooking!

Rajee February 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm

what a wonderful giveaway, Lisa. Love to try it for healthy twist.

auntrene February 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Your Stir Fry sounds wonderful, I just found your site and Love it. Great site!!! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

Flamingo Junction February 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Your recipe sounds fantastic! Anything with noodles and asparagus is OK in my book!

Ashley February 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Mmm…now I’m craving stir fry!

Melanie February 23, 2009 at 4:33 pm

This basket looks great! I love stir fry!

Angel February 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm

n organic Annie Chun package for quick lunches

Danielle February 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

That looks tasty. I’d love to try the noodles.


Candyce February 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm

This sounds like such an amazing giveaway! We practically live on stirfrys, but without all those delicious noodles and sauces. We’d love to try them! Thank you for the giveaway!

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MΓ³nica February 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love doing stir fry! My favorite consists of chicken and peppers, with varying kinds of sauce.

Elizabeth February 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I love Annie Chun’s!

The Blonde Duck February 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I love this! I like how you can personalize it.

knotaway February 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

WOW! I’d love to try these! It looks so good!

delaney55 February 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I have never done stir fry at home and I love it so this would be great way try it out. Cool giveaway!

justin and jess February 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Yummy! These look good!

LaurenS February 23, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Oh my gosh, my 5 year old would be in heaven.


stephanie s. February 23, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Stir Fry ROX! One of my hubs. FAVORITES!


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DEBIJOT February 23, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Whenever I make stir fry, everyone comes running. This would be great.

Lisanne February 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm

This sounds so delicious! Thanks!

dymphna February 23, 2009 at 11:47 pm

i would love to try these products, i dont know much about asian cooking but would love to try

ChefDruck February 23, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I’m racing to get my comment in on time. Would love to win! Stir frying is so easy, so fresh and so good!

ahler February 24, 2009 at 12:29 am

Your stir fry looks amazing! Jane

noreen February 24, 2009 at 1:39 am

my whole family would love this meal

Jeena February 24, 2009 at 5:49 am

Great competition Lisa and the stir fry looks gorgeous. πŸ™‚

dctm February 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

Love stir fry – would love to win

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Shelly February 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Would love to try to make a stir fry like yours!

jessicamae3 February 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Oh to be able to create stir fry at home??? Oh how awesome that would be!
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Yasmeen February 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Me and my hubby absolutely love shrimp and veggie noodles:)

Selba February 24, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I’m blog hopping in here πŸ™‚

Your template’s blog is so beautiful.

Stacy February 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm

That looks like such a good recipe.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Mom on the Run February 27, 2009 at 11:22 am

I love Stir Fry’s in a pinch! Annie’s products are amazing. What a great giveaway!

millaa March 16, 2009 at 12:23 am

Mmmmmm. May I have some? Please?

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