Stir-fry is one of the quickest to make lamb dishes, and yet with the endless options of sauces, spices and fresh ingredients, one of the most rewarding.

“They’re super quick and easy and have lots of flavour,” says cook, writer and presenter, Sara Oteri. “Especially when you add a spiced Mongolian paste.” The paste utilises a combination of sauces, including hoisin, plum, oyster, and soy, and finds spice and heat from sesame seeds, ginger, chilli, garlic and sweet black vinegar.

It’s a great way to quickly add depth and heat to just a handful of ingredients, but without overpowering the flavours of fresh vegetables, lamb and soba noodles. It also allows for the option of adding coriander and chilli.

Oteri says one tip for making the most of any leftovers is keeping the noodles and stir-fry separate. When you’re ready to reheat, throw in a little water and combine.

This recipe requires 10 minutes preparation time, 15 minutes cooking time and serves 4.


Mongolian Lamb Stir-fry

Ingredients:
500g lamb steaks, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3cm piece ginger, finely grated
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
115g baby corn, halved diagonally
150g snow peas
1 bunch broccolini, cut into 3cm lengths
1 bunch baby pak choy, quartered
100g Mongolian paste
Soba noodles, coriander sprigs and sliced red chilli, to serve

Method:
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a hot, non-stick wok or frying pan over high heat. Cook lamb in batches for 2–3 minutes or until browned, remove from wok and set aside on a plate.

Add remaining oil over medium–high heat then add garlic, ginger and red onion to wok and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add corn, snow peas and broccolini and stir-fry for a further 2 to 3 minutes. Add pak choy and cook for a further minute. Stir in Mongolian paste and 1/4 cup water and cook for another 1 minute. Return lamb to wok, toss well to heat through and season.

Serve lamb stir-fry on a bed of soba noodles topped with coriander and chilli, if desired.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with We Love Our Lamb. For more tasty lamb recipes visit the We Love Our Lamb website.