I originally called this dish a stir fry, but it’s not really a stir-fry by technical definitions. I didn’t use a wok. It wasn’t cooked quickly. There was not smoke or splashing oil involved. It was rather tame in the kitchen. More of a sauté, stir a bit, and simmer until thickened. So I’m calling it a “bowl.”
But whatever you want to call it, the end result was delicious! I always say that, though, don’t I?? But this time, I have Roy’s words to back it up! His words were something along the lines of, “That’s definitely a top 5 meal!” Yup, top 5.
This dish was a tad spicy…not hot spicy, but the kind of spicy that dances in your mouth a bit. Wakes you up. A zesty, fresh kind of spicy. Simply put, a delectable kind of spicy.
I use whole wheat pasta pretty much whenever I cook. And especially for this dish, I highly recommend using the whole wheat noodles! It adds a nice nuttiness that blends so nicely with this bowl of meat and veggies.
- 2 pounds antelope, thinly sliced
- Juice of 1 large orange
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- Meat and marinade
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1.5 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 large red pepper, thinly sliced
- 2-3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- ⅛ cup cold water
- 10 oz whole wheat noodles
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- sprinkling of salt
- Marinate meat for at least 4 hours.
- Heat sesame oil and saute garlic and onions.
- Add meat, marinade juices, ginger, and salt. Brown the meat.
- Add peppers, green onions, and broccoli. Cover the pot in order for the broccoli to soften.
- Remove cover and add sesame seeds, crushed red pepper, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Continue cooking, stirring frequently.
- When vegetables are soft and meat is cooked all the way through, mix in the brown sugar.
- If mixture is a bit soupy (and you don't want it so thin), combine corn starch and cold water in separate dish. Slowly add it to the veggies and meat, stirring for 1 minute until the mixture has thickened.
- Scoop mixture over a serving of noodles.
- Cook noodles according to package.
- Drain and place back in pot.
- Add sesame oil, sugar, and salt to the noodles and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixed in well.