I have another simple spiralizer recipe to share with you today. I apologise for the lack of posts as I've been really busy lately but I do have lots to share with you. Chinese New Year was on Feb 8th this year and this Chinese inspired dish is perfect if you want to impress family and/or friends at the weekend. It's a simple recipe which came about because I had lots of leftovers to use up. I found a jar of black bean sauce in my fridge which was the inspiration for the whole recipe. It's really tasty and filling and tastes better than take away noodles. We cooked a large pan and had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.
I'm sending this to a few blog challenges this month.
Spiralizer Saturday hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes
Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Corina from Searching for Spice
Extra Veg hosted by Michelle from Utterly Scrummy and Helen from Fuss Free Flavours. There's plenty of extra veg here with the carrots and courgettes!
#FoodYearLinkUp hosted by Charlotte from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen. It's a full food bloggers calendar for February and this is obviously for Chinese New year.
No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. I used up some chicken breasts that were in the freezer and the end of an opened pack of frozen king prawns. I also had an open jar of black bean sauce in the fridge that needed using up.
Spiralizing the carrot - make sure you choose a large carrot at least 4 cm in diameter otherwise it's really difficult to spiralize
courgette and carrot 'noodles' - my tip for making perfect spiralizer noodles is to ensure the veg is centred before spiralizing otherwise you get little chips instead of lovely long strands
Makes 4 generous servings
2 large courgettes
3 large carrots
2 chicken breasts, sliced
handful chestnut mushrooms, sliced
large handful of frozen king prawns or use fresh if you have them
2 - 3 tablespoons black bean sauce, adjust to taste
In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
Add the chicken breasts and fry until just cooked.
Add in the prawns and mushrooms.
Stir in the black bean sauce.
Add the spiralized vegetables and cook briefly.
There may be quite a lot of liquid so either drain out a little or you can add a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce.