If you want to impress in the kitchen this Valentine's Day and doing some pre-bedroom prep, then this aphrodisiac laced stir fry is for you.
The chillies in the recipe contain capsaicin that triggers an influx of mood boosting endorphins and an increase in heart rate. The acrid heat of ginger induces elevated heart rates and higher body temperatures, while fresh garlic contains a surprisingly high amount of allicin, which helps to regulate the flow of blood to sensitive nerve endings.
You're in for a great dinner...
Sticky Chicken and Mango Stir Fry
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating time
Cooking time: 10 minutes
175g/6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into slices
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dry sherry
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
1 tbsp light soft brown sugar
1 tsp Very Lazy Hot Chilli Paste
110g/4oz dried egg noodles
1/2 tbsp groundnut oil
1/2 tbsp Very Lazy Ginger
1 tsp Very Lazy Garlic
1 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 green pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
1/2 small mango
Place the chicken in a bowl and stir in soy sauce, sherry, Chinese five-spice powder, soft brown sugar and hot chilli paste cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight if you have time.
Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
Meanwhile, heat a wok until hot and smoking and swirl in the oil.
Remove the chicken from the marinade using a slotted spoon (reserving the marinade) and add to the wok with the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Drain the noodles and set aside.
Add the carrots and pepper and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
Pour over the remaining marinade. Scatter over the mango and add the noodles.
Leave for 1 minute without stirring.
Turn two to three times with a spoon to combine the noodles and sauce and serve immediately.
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