I am a sucker for a good takeaway or actually even a bad takeaway to be honest if it means I don’t have to cook. Cheesy pizza, fried, a good curry with rice and naan bread or chow mein with loads of sauces and deep fried seaweed on top – delicious. However, would you believe that as it turns out, these are not overly good for our waistlines…go figure! Whilst my belt size is currently bordering on equator, I’d quite like it to go down rather than increase, meaning I am having to come up with low sin or syn recipes to keep my craving for delicious takeaways at bay… I might even use some of my old delivered boxes to dish up in to make it feel authentic. Now, Pizza is quite an easy one to create a fakeaway recipe for but Chinese and Vegetarian makes it a bit more difficult, however, I think we’ve cracked it and not only that it’s also low FODMAP meaning sufferers of IBS can enjoy this too!
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 Spring Onions, sliced green end only
1 tsp Garlic Infused Oil (2 syns or if not FODMAP replace with fresh Garlic)
1 red pepper
1 small piece ginger, chopped
1 Bag of Quorn Beef Strips
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp maple syrup – 1.5syns
1 tsp soy sauce (gluten free for FODMAP)
1 tsp rice vinegar
** You can add a Teaspoon of Sesame Seeds for 8.5 syns
- In a small pan heat the tomato puree, maple syrup, soy sauce and vinegar. When hot, check the balance of flavours, add more sweet (maple) or sour (vinegar) to suit your personal taste (remember if you add more sweet it’s 1.5 syns per tbsp). Set aside.
- Heat the fry-lite in a pan and gently fry the peppers and ginger for 2-3 minutes to soften, then add the beef strips. Fry for a further 3-4 minutes, or until the beef is cooked to your liking.
- Add the sauce, garlic or garlic infused oil (and sesame seeds if you’re using them) to the beef until the beef is evenly coated, then pile onto a serving plate.
- Serve with the green spring onion tops sprinkled over and homemade egg-fried rice. Cook rice as normal and then add to a frying pan with the diced green ends of spring onions. Push to one side of the pan and break 2/3 eggs into the empty half of the pan. Mix and fry until they look like scrambled egg then mix with the rice and onion and season to taste!
Please do let me know if you enjoy it and don’t forget to share your pictures. I’ve put together the recipe for you on an infographic below!