Serves 4
We have used beef fillet for this recipe and it illustrates perfectly how a small amount of meat gives great flavour if combined with lots of fresh vegetables, a good sauce and the right seasonings. I have tested this stir-fry method many times, do follow the prescribed method to the letter.
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You will need

200 – 400 g beef fillet
1 T (15 ml) cornflour (maizena)
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce
canola oil

1 punnet (100 g) sugar snap peas, cut in half lenghways
1 punnet (135 g) baby corn, cut in half lengthways
2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 punnet pak-choi, cut in half lengthways
Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice
canola oil


3 cloves garlic, cut into slivers
1 T (15 ml) grated fresh ginger
2 small red chillies, finely sliced
Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning

300 g udon noodles or any other long noodles of your choice



Slice the meat thinly across the grain and place in a medium bowl.
Sprinkle over cornflour, 2 T (30 ml) Honey & Soy Sauce, and 1 T (15 ml) canola oil, and toss to coat the meat.


Prepare all the vegetables and toss with 2 T (30 ml) canola oil (keep the pak-choi separate and also toss it with a little oil).
Put ¼ cup (60 ml) of water into the wok or large frying pan, bring to the boil and add the vegetables except the pak-choi.
Cover with a lid and steam vegetables for 3 – 4 minutes. Decant the wilted vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
Season to taste with Vegetable Spice. Don’t wash the wok. Add pak-choi and steam for 1 minutes. Add to steamed vegetables.
Cook the noodles according to pack instructions, keep on one side.
Add 3 T (45 ml) of canola oil to the wok over medium high.
Swipe steak strips through the oil and arrange in a single layer around the sides of the wok. Let it cook, undisturbed, until undersides are browned, about 3 minutes.
Move it to the middle section of wok.
Add the aromatics (garlic, ginger and chilli) and stir-fry together with the steak for another minute or two. Add Garlic Pepper Seasoning to taste.
Add the remaining Honey & Soy Sauce and par-cooked vegetables. Warm through. Dish the noodles into bowls and top with the steak and vegetable mix.
Garnish with spring onions and serve.