I’m always looking out for things to eat for lunch that aren’t “crackers, cheese and cold meat”, especially at this time of year when soup is off the menu.
I found 1 1/2 rather tired cucumbers in the veg drawer, which is odd, as we normally demolish them quite quickly. They’re only courgettes in another form, so I decided to cook them for lunch.
I chopped them into chunks (didn’t bother skinning them), and peels and cut an onion in half, before slicing it as thinly as I could (not very :). Minced up some garlic and fresh ginger.
Put some noodles on to cook, and heated some groundnut oil in the wok. In went a teaspoon or so of sesame seeds, followed by the garlic, ginger, cucumber and onion.
Stirfried it all for about 5 minutes or so, then added a little soy sauce, and some torn basil leaves, as we happen to have a basil plant on the kitchen window sill.
Drained the noodles and added them to the wok. Made a really nice change.