Brocolli & Leek Chow Mein

Brocolli florets, leeks, beansprouts and noodles in a sweet soy, ginger, garlic sauce finished with sesame seeds.

Serves 2 :: Ready in 10 minutes :: 360 calories per serving :: One-Off Wonder :: Easy Freezy Ready Meal :: Lazy Leftovers ::


1 brocolli
2 leeks
1/2 bag of beansprouts
1 small red chilli
1 inch ginger
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp dry sherry (sub: white wine or lemon juice)
2 tsp clear honey
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 pinch chinese five spice powder
200g wholewheat noodles
4 tsp sesame seeds


1. Chop the leeks and brocolli into small pieces. Peel and cut the ginger into matchsticks. Peel and cush the garlic. Slice the chilli.

2. Boil a kettle of water and cook the noodles as per packet instructions, then drain (3 mins).

3. Prepare the other ingredients. Add the oil to a large heavy bottomed pan or wok and put on a high heat.

4. When the oil is hot, add the half the garlic, ginger and chilli and stirfry for 1 minute, Add the brocolli and leeks and stirfry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the beansprouts and remaining garlic, ginger and chilli and stirfry for a minute.

5. Add the soy sauce, sherry, chinese five spice powder and drained noodles and stirfry for a further minute and serve scattered with the sesame seeds.