Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sausage and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Cook stir-fry close to serving time in either a conventional or microwave oven. Serve with boiled rice for a healthy but inexpensive family dinner. Recipe serves 4.


2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 onion, chopped
8 ounces (250 g) cauliflower
1 red pepper (capsicum), chopped
1 green pepper (capsicum), chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 Continental sausages, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
1 cup water
1/3 cup dry sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons hoi sin sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce


1. Heat oil in wok or large frying pan, add garlic, ginger and onion, stir over heat for about 1 minute (or microwave on High for about 2 minutes) or until onion is just soft.
2. Cut cauliflower into florets, add to pan with remaining vegetables and sesame seeds and stir over high heat for 3 minutes (or microwave on High for about 4 minutes) or until vegetables are just tender.
3. Add sausages, stir over heat until heated through. Blend cornflour with water in small bowl, add to pan with remaining ingredients, stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes (or microwave on High for about 3 minutes) or until sauce boils and thickens.

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