Stir-fried Lamb with Sesame Seeds and Crunchy Vegetables

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PREP: 45 mins

COOK: 10 mins

Serves 4

500 g lamb stir-fry strips

2 tablespoons sesame oil

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed

1½ teaspoons fresh ginger, grated

800 g mixed vegetables, for example peppers, broccoli, carrots, leeks, onions and mushrooms

1 level tablespoons cornflour

4 tablespoons soy sauce

50 ml sherry vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons groundnut oil

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

To serve: Basmati rice

Method

For the sesame oil into a bowl along with the crushed garlic cloves and grated ginger. Add the lamb strips and mix well. Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.

 Finely slice your selected vegetables.

Place the meat and marinade into a hot wok and stir-fry on a high heat until golden brown. Mix the cornflour with the soy sauce. Then add it to the wok along with the vinegar and 250 ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 1 minute, season to taste.  Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm while you cook the vegetables.

Dry the wok, pour in the groundnut oil and heat. Add the vegetables and stir-fry for several minutes. Ensure they remain crunchy. Season.

Sprinkle the sesame seed over the vegetables and meat and serve with rice.

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