Frozen veggies are convenient, fast and surprisingly fresh.
McCain and Sea Harvest are dispelling myths on frozen foods, Catharina Bester, marketing manager for McCain foodservice and retail said freezing is a safe and natural way of “preventing bacterial growth and enzyme activity and eliminates the need for undesirable chemical preservatives.”
Whether to make a quick meal of frozen foods and vegetables are easily accessible at your local supermarket.
Here is a quick and easy McCain Hawaiian Stir Fry and sweet & sour Sauce recipe:
- 500 g Sea Harvest Crisp & Chunky
- 700 g McCain Hawaiian Stir Fry Mix
- 100 g dried rice noodles, soaked in boiling water until soft
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) sesame seeds, toasted
Sweet & Sour Sauce
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
a knob of ginger, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
- 1 x 440 g tin of pineapple rings (all of the juice + 3 rings finely chopped)
- ¼ Cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
- ¼ Cup (60 ml) tomato sauce
- ¼ Cup (60 ml) brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) cornflour
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) water
Preheat the oven to 200 ºC. Place the Crisp & Chunky fillets on a baking tray from frozen and bake until golden and crispy.
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Add the olive oil to a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for a minute until fragrant. Add the pineapple juice, rice vinegar, tomato sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and chilli flakes (if using) to the pot and bring to a simmer.
Mix the cornflour and water together to create a slurry. Add the slurry to the pot, stir in and cook for a minute or two until the sauce thickens. Remove the pot from the heat and stir through the chopped pineapple.
Add a splash of oil to a large frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the McCain Hawaiian Stir Fry Mix and fry for 2-3 minutes until cooked. Toss in some of the sweet and sour sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the cooked egg noodles and toss to combine and coat.
Remove from the heat, portion the stir-fried veggies and noodles equally between 4 serving dishes. Top with sliced Crisp & Chunky fillets and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
Serve with extra sweet & sour sauce on the side.