davegodfrey: Marvin: ...and me with a terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side... (Marvin)
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Today I followed a recipe.


1 can water chestnuts, drained
4 Spring onions, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 tomato, eighthed
250g Mange tout
1 cucumber, halved deseeded and diagonally sliced 5mm thick
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Groundnut oil
4 tablespoons vegetable stock
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce
5g sugar

What you're supposed to do:

Heat the oil in the pan, add the garlic and fry until golden brown.
Add all the ingredients except the spring onions and fry for 2-3 minutes turning continuously.
Add the spring onions and fry for 30 seconds.

Serves 4

What I actually did:

Decide there wasn't any protein, so buy some prawns.
Forget to buy the onions, and rushing out at 8pm to get them, decide not to bother with the ordinary onion.
Heat the oil in the pan, add the garlic and fry until golden brown.
Boil some noodles with a stock cube and use this instead of vegetable stock.
Add all the ingredients, replacing "a tablespoon" with "a slosh" and "4 tablespoons" with "probably too much but I don't care".
Decide not to bother with the extra onions at the end.
Realise you've forgotten to add the water chestnuts until after you've served.
Stir fry these for about a minute in the rest of the stuff you haven't served.

Serves 2.


Needs more garlic and more vinegar. Goes quite nicely with DBC's "Chesil", a "straw-blonde Pilsner-style real ale".


5: Discover cucumbers don't count for this week's challenge, cry.
credoimprobus: cheery cartoon chef (cooking nerd)
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Two entirely improvised apple dishes (the nigh-only times I cook from pre-existing recipes is when I'm making something I developed myself in the first place):

Fruit curry )

Apple salad )


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