Have had another successful week of trying out new dinners! Its amazing how easy it is to fall into a boring routine and how much better you feel when you are truly excited about and enjoying your meals. I found a recipe for pho among my weight watchers magazines and was instantly excited - unfortunately the recipe I found seemed lacking so I used it as a base and added lots more. The result was delicious and so good on a cold and windy night! Its so quick to put together, the only thing that really takes any time at all is the chopping!
Smartpoints per Serving: 8sp
Smartpoints on No Count: 4sp
Porpoints per serving: 7
175g sirloin steak trimmed of all fat and sliced thinly
2 cm piece of ginger cut into matchsticks
2 cloves garlic grated
1.5tsp chinese five spive
1 red chilli
1 head pak choi
100g bean sprouts
2 spring onions sliced
850ml hot beef stock (made with 1.5 stock cubes)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1.5 tbsp soy sauce
0.5 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
150g ready to serve rice noodles
handful of fresh coriander chopped
fresh basil leaves torn
red chilli sliced thinly
Heat the sesame oil in a large deep wok or pan and gently fry the garlic, ginger & chinese five spice.
Add the beef stock, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer.
Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce & rice vinegar and stir well. Add the bean sprouts, spring onion, chilli and pak choi and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add the beef & noodles and simmer for 1-2 minutes until the beef is cooked to your liking and the noodles are warm.
Divide into warm bowls and serve with the Coriander, Basil, lime & chilli to add to taste!
If you want to make this F&H friendly you could sub the noodles for cooked brown spaghetti, but the delicateness of the rice noodles do really lend to the texture & flavour of the dish!