broccoli and cucumber stir fry

stir fry

using up: broccoli, cucumber

“Stir fried cucumber?” you cry.  Yes indeed – why not?  It’s only a courgette, almost, and stir fries up very well.

Steam or blanch or whatever the broccoli for a few  minutes, then drain.  I kept the water for next week’s soup – I’m like that.  In fact, I used it to make some broccoli/chicken stock with the remains of a chicken breast, but we’ll come to that later.

Mince garlic and ginger, hurl in the wok with some groundnut oil and sesame seeds.  Add sliced red pepper and cucumber, and chopped spring onions, and stir for five minutes or so.  Add broccoli and soy sauce.  Cook a bit more.  Add some cooked noodles, stir together, serve in bowls.