Summer stir-fry

It’s funny how I always think of summer when the weather is bad outside or the temperatures are so low that they’re keeping me from going outside. As it turns out, Zagreb is covered in snow at the moment and temperatures are below 0. The only time I left my apartment this week was when I went to work and for beer with friends. I absolutely don’t like freezing outside while waiting for a tram or putting on 100 layers of clothes just to go to the store. Don’t get me wrong, I like winter, snow and the whole magical Crhistmasy feel, but I love summer more!

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Summer, only 3 and a half months aways, and it seems like it’s never going to come. Last summer was one of the best so the expectations are high this year. I don’t like having expectations because they never turn out as hoped, but they usually come on their own and you can’t do much about them. If this summer is going to be as half as good as the last, it’s going to be pretty amazing. I’m already making plans with friends and setting up my travel itinerary. 😀

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Why not bring some of that summer feeling in to your home and prepare a stir-fry? Stir-fry is the perfect summer recipe, doesn’t ask for much cooking experience, you just need the right combination of ingredients and a big wok, or in my case a pan, just because we didn’t have a wok at the seaside. Give it a go, have fun preparing it and enjoy the amazing combination of flavours!

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Preparation: 20 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 100 g rice noodles
  • 400 g beef, sliced
  • 300 g zucchini, sliced
  • 300 g carrot, sliced
  • 200 g onion, sliced
  • 300 g red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 50 ml soy sauce
  • 50 ml sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked red paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Lettuce salad

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How to

  1. Marinade sliced beef in 25 ml of soy sauce, 25 ml of sesame oil, with the addition of smoked red paprika, chili pepper and oyster sauce.
  2. Bring slightly salted water to a boil in a medium pot. Cook noodles for a few minutes until al dente, drain water.
  3. Heat a large wok. Toss in sliced marinated beef and grill until cooked all the way through. Set aside in a small bowl.
  4. Heat 25 ml of sesame oil in the same wok and toss in the sliced carrot, cook for a few minutes. Stir in sliced onion, zucchini, red bell pepper, garlic and cook for a few more minutes, tossing the vegetables every now and then. Season with the rest of the soy sauce and stir in cooked beef and rice noodles until all the flavours are combined.
  5. Serve hot with a big bowl of fresh lettuce salad. Enjoy!
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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Jodi says:

    great idea! And summer will be here before we know it!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Agreed, can’t wait! 😀

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  2. Yum! Who doesn’t love noodles

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  3. MMM love a quick and easy stir-fry, especially with noodles!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Love it myself too! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  4. I do love a good stirfry ❤ xo

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Then you should give this one a try! 😀

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  5. I love a good stir fry, and this one looks delicious. I’m thinking of Summer too, it’s the only way to survive these temperatures ☺

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks! I agree, preparing summer dishes gets me through any below-0-temps that are hitting us hard here in Croatia 😀

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  6. Slično kako i ja radim tako da like :). A ljeto…stići će, no divna je i ova zima

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hvala! Istina divna je, no baš mi je dosta smrzavanja.. još malo.. 😀

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    2. Mara's Little Bakery says:

      Odličan recept! 🙂

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  7. Katherine says:

    Brrr! It’s getting warmer and sunny here already. Stir fry sounds good!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks Katherine!! 😀

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  8. Looks delicious, love stir-fry! I’m also looking forward to warmer temperatures☺

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, can’t wait for warmer times to come! 😀

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  9. Stir fry looks yummy. Zagreb must be beautiful on the snow 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It really is, but I’m so looking forward to those warmer temperatures that are just around the corner 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Do you usually get a lot of snow there?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      We do, but for the last 10 years it’s been late, we have a sunny Christmas and then in the middle of March so much snow we don’t know what to do with it.. 😀

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  11. miakouppa says:

    Looks delicious! We can’t wait for summer either! what a long winter

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you and I agree 100% 😀

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  12. This looks delicious! I love the pictures!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, give it a try sometimes 🙂

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  13. Jamchop says:

    Yum, I love noodles and this looks fantastic!

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  14. Loretta says:

    Like you, I dislike winter, and we just had a blast of wintery weather today with tons of snow dumped while last week and the week before, I was posting pictures of crocuses and daffs on FB and Instagram. I love spring and Fall the best in our part of the world, the summers are too hot and humid 🙂 Your stir-fry certainly is looking good and here’s hoping that we don’t have to wait too long to enjoy the barbecue again 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks Loretta, I’m hoping for some sunny days so we can enjoy the bbq as well 😀

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  15. My Real Dish says:

    What is your trick to get your rice noodles so gorgeous?! They don’t look mushy or soggy at all!

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