Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

This stir fry-is super quick and easy to make and hence an excellent option to keep in your arsenal for busy weeknight days. It also reheats great, so you can whip up some extra for meal prep. In this recipe I used pork lard for frying, but feel free to substitute this with neutral oil of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.94 EUR per serving / 3.76 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

1 tsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

500 grams frozen green beans (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Optional for serving:

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt and pepper. Place a wok on medium-high heat and fry the meat in a bit of pork lard until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Towards the end of frying, sprinkle the meat with corn starch and cook for additional minute or two. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more lard to the same wok and throw in minced garlic, green beans and red pepper flakes. Cover your wok with a lid and cook for about five minutes, until the green beans are cooked through, while stirring occasionally. Return the meat to the wok, add in soy sauce and sesame oil, give a good stir and cook for additional minute or two.

Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice, drizzled with Sriracha and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Ovo jelo iz woka je jako brzo i jednostavno za pripremiti pa je stoga super za imati u arsenalu kada vam treba nešto za užurbani tjedan. Također se i dobro podgrijava pa je dobra opcija i za prirediti unaprijed. Ja sam u ovom receptu upotrijebila svinjsku mast za prženje, ali vi ju slobodno zamijenite sa nekim neutralnim uljem po vašem izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,05 kn po porciji / 28,21 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,10 kn)

Za wok:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sjeckana (1,00 kn)

500 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

Po izboru za posluživanje:

2 žlice Srirache (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa začinite sa solju i paprom. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na svinjskoj masti ispržite meso dok ne bude hrskavo. Moja je sugestija da meso pržite u dvije ili tri manje ture radi maksimalne hrskavoće. Prema kraju prženja posipajte meso sa kukuruznim škrobom i pržite još dodatnu minutu-dvije. Svo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo masti i ubacite unutra sjeckani češnjak, mahune i čili. Poklopite wok i kuhajte oko pet minuta dok mahune ne omekšaju. Prema potrebi koji puta promiješajte. Meso vratite u wok, dodajte soja sos i sezamovo ulje, te dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte još koju minutu.

Poslužite odmah preko kuhane riže, pokapano Srirachom i posipano sezamom.

Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

Spicy Soy Glazed Green Beans and Pork / Mahune i svinjetina u pikantnom umaku

This dish was a very low fuss, spur of the moment type of thing and it turned out amazing. The best thing about it was minimal chopping – I only needed to slice the meat and mince the garlic. So if you have a bag of frozen green beans lying around and some meat, go and make this!

Just a small note, though. I used Gochujang – Korean chili paste because that’s what I had around. You’re welcome to sub that with Sriracha or any other spicy sauce of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.13EUR per serving / 4.52 EUR for all)

For the meat:

500 grams pork leg or shoulder (2.00 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp fish sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the sauce:

¼ cup white wine (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp corn starch (0.02 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

450 gram bag of frozen green beans, thawed (1.00 EUR)

6 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.08 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut the pork into thin strips and toss together with soy sauce, fish sauce, Gochujang (or other spicy sauce of your choice) and salt, then leave to sit for about ten minutes. While the meat is resting, in a small bowl mix the sauce by stirring together all of the ingredients, until sugar and corn starch are completely dissolved. Mince garlic and toss with thawed green beans in another separate bowl.

Place wok on high heat for a few minutes to thoroughly heat through. Add 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and half of the pork. Cook for a few minutes until the meat is done and starts slightly crisping up. Remove the meat, if needed add a bit more oil and repeat with the remaining pork.

Once done, remove all the pork from the wok and set aside. Add the remaining sunflower oil to the same wok and throw in the green bean and garlic mixture. Cook for a few minutes, until everything is sizzle-y (Is that even a word?) and fragrant, but there is still some chew left to the green beans. Pour in the mixed sauce and cook briefly, until the sauce thickens and the alcohol evaporates from the wine. Return the pork to the wok, drizzle with sesame oil, give a good final stir and serve over cooked rice.

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Ovo jelo je nastalo bez puno prtljanja u trenutku nadahnuća, a ispalo je fantastično. Najbolja stvar u svemu je minimalno sjeckanje – samo sam trebala narezati meso i nasjeckati češnjak. Tako da, ako vam se po doma povlači paket smrznutih mahuna i nešto mesa, odmah se bacite na kuhanje!

Samo mala napomena. Ja sam upotrijebila Gochujang – korejsku čili pastu jer sam to imala pri ruci. Vi slobodno umjesto toga stavite ili Srirachu, ili koji drugi ljuti umak po vlastitom izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,45 kn po porciji / 33,79kn za sve)

Za meso:

500 g svinjskog buta ili plećke (15,00 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ribljeg umaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za umak:

¼ šalice bijelog vina (3,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica šećera (0,03 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kukuruznog škroba (0,15 kn)

Za wok:

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

Vrećica od 450 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna, odmrznuta (7,50 kn)

6 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,60 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Narežite svinjetinu na tanke trakice i pomiješajte sa soja sosom, ribljim umakom, Gochujangom (ili kojim drugim ljutim umakom po izboru) i soli, pa ostavite da miruje desetak minuta. Dok meso odmara, u maloj zdjelici smućkajte umak tako da miješatesve sastojke dok se šećer i kukuruzni škrob skroz ne otope. Sitno nasjeckajte češnjak i u još jednoj posudi pomiješajte sa odmrznutim mahunama.

Stavite wok na par minuta jaku vatru da se dobro zagrije. Dodajte 2 žlice suncokretovog ulja i pola mesa. Kuhajte par minuta dok meso ne bude skroz gotovo i lagano se ne zahrska. Maknite meso iz woka, po potrebi dodajte još malo ulja te ponovite sa ostatkom svinjetine.

Kada je svo meso gotovo maknite ga iz woka i stavite na stranu. Dodajtepreostalo suncokretovo ulje u wok i ubacite miks mahuna i češnjaka. Kuhajte koju minutu, dok sve ne počne dobro krčkati i mirišati, ali mahune još uvijek imaju nešto hrskave teksture. Dolijte unutra mješavinu umaka te kratko kuhajte dok se umak ne zgusne, a alkohol ne ispari iz vina. Ubacite natrag svinejtinu, pokapajte sezamovim uljem, dobro sve još jednom promiješajte i poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Spicy Soy Glazed Green Beans and Pork / Mahune i svinjetina u pikantnom umaku