Tenderstem Broccoli Stirfry with Sesame Noodles

I was contacted recently and asked if I’d like to take part in the Tenderstem in Ten challenge. A lover of broccoli, how could I refuse? The idea was to make a recipe that could be prepared in under 10 mins with less than 10 ingredients. 

It’s quite a tall order however the idea appealed to me as I’m often on the lookout for quick, easy meals I can make after work and what I have created definitely falls into that bracket.  Alas, I don’t have a picture of it. I did take some but I can’t find them anywhere which is very unlike me as I normally have everything so well filed. If I had time, I would have remade the dish especially so I could pap it but illness and holidays have got in the way so you’ll just have to use your imagination!

I think I’ve just about managed the challenge, well, if you’re very speedy with a knife that is! It’s not the most creative of ideas but it is quick and I think quite effective.

Tenderstem Broccoli Stirfry with Sesame Noodles


300g egg noodles
200g Tenderstem broccoli, sliced in half
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 red chilli, sliced
4 tsbp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil (and extra for drizzling)
1 tsbp toasted sesame seeds (and extra for sprinkling)
1 lime, cut into wedges


Cook the noodles according the packet instructions and drain well. Mix with the sesame oil and sesame seeds.

Add some vegetable oil to a hot wok and gently fry the onion for a couple of minutes.  Next throw in the sliced broccoli, minced garlic, sliced pepper and red chilli and cook for two minutes. The vegetables should still be crisp but heated through.  

Stir in the soy sauce and a splash of water and cook for a further two minutes. Make sure the vegetables are well coated.

Divide the stir-fried vegetables between plates and serve with the sesame noodles. Drizzle a little bit of sesame oil over the vegetables and sprinkle some extra sesame seeds on top.

Okay. I may have cheated slightly but water isn’t really an ingredient is it? and oil never counts as an ingredient in my house.

What do you think? Doable in ten minutes? Tasty enough? Did I rise to the challenge?

*image credit: www.tenderstem.co.uk

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