Monday, 5 November 2012

Nouvelle cuisine

Past experiences of introducing new meals into the household have not been entirely positive, but my children are both fans of Wagamama so I thought I'd try something from their cookbook. Child 1 came home from school with a stomach ache unable to eat, child 2 pushed it around her plate a bit, and my husband ate it all but didn't make any comment. I loved it, and urge you to try it!

Marinated chicken with orange, soy sauce and ginger 

(Serves 3-4)

For the marinade:
3cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
zest and juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Put everything in a saucepan on a medium heat for a couple of minutes and stir until the sugar dissolves.

200g chicken meat, roughly chopped
150g medium noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
a handful of mange tout or sugar snap peas, sliced
80g baby corn, halved lengthways
100ml chicken stock
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, briefly toasted in a hot, dry frying pan
1 lime, quartered

Marinate the chicken for between 1-24 hours. Cook the noodles, then drain and rinse with cold water. Heat the oil and cook the chicken (not the marinade) for a few minutes until golden. Add vegetables, remaining marinade and stock, and stir fry for another couple of minutes. Dissolve the cornflour in a little water and add to the pan, simmering for another minute or so until thickened. Add the noodles and sesame oil and stir well. Taste, and add more soy sauce if needed. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and serve with a wedge of lime. 

Stir fried marinated chicken with mange tout, baby sweetcorn and noodles
I didn't brown the chicken enough - but it was still delicious
(I also didn't have any sesame seeds or lime)


  1. That sounds delicious! Will make with prawns to cater for The Annoying

  2. Good idea, feeble. When I make it again I will probably add a few slivers of AN Other vegetable, plus a splosh more soy sauce.