There is no law which states fast food must be deadly. There is no law which states fast food must contain chemicals and poisons. There is no law which states fast food must be high in calories. The fact of the matter is, the origial fast food was known as "bistro" food, food made quick and healthy. It wasn't until the fast food dens of death (the chains) where the term fast food became the equal to slow suicide. In todays hectic lifestyle it is rather hard to take a lot of time to make a decent dinner. With this new series, we'll be sharing with you some incredible meals you can make in a matter of minutes which will be tasty, natural and pretty damn good for you! If you want to see how-to slideshows for any dish in this series, just checkout the Facebook page for ChefLarryEdwards (yes, all one word).
It's getting crazy out there! The economy is sinking faster than Oprah in a wading pool. Pink slime is invading all that processed food American's love to slowly commit suicide with. It's easier to find a Kardashian with an IQ in the double digits than it is to find a job. A trip to the supermarket for groceries basically means you have to mortage the damn house. It's the American nightmare!
Eh, the hell with it! Forget the bad and take solace in the good (if you can find it) and hey, Mongolian Beef with Gai Lan is the good. Even better, it's decently cheap to make. Find some cheap cuts of beef, no need for anything fancy. Hit the produce section and buy some broccolini (the American name for gai lan -- which is a Chinese broccoli). In about 20 minutes you'll have one hellva dinner and it will be rather nutritious.
Ingredients needed to make Mogolian Beef with Gia Lan (serves 2):
- 1 pound gai lan (broccolini)
- 1/2 pound lean beef, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp, toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. soy sauce
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- Into a pot of boiling water, add the gai lan and cook 5 minutes. Remove the gai lan and set aside.
- Into a medium bowl, combine the beef and remaining ingredients. Let marinate 10 minutes.
- Heat a grill pan or frying pan over medium high heat.
- Add the beef and grill a few minutes per side (or to desired doneness).
- Remove the beef and set aside.
- Onto the grill pan place the gai lan and pour the reserved marinade atop. Cook a few minutes.
- Over steamed rice or fresh ramen noodles, place the beef and gai lan and enjoy!
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