Fiery Dragon Welsh lamb stir-fry


This is the perfect supper dish for a cold February evening; the ginger and chilli are perfect ingredients to give you a warming glow. And because it is a stir-fry, it’s super quick to prepare too. Lamb is very reasonably priced at the moment, and here a little goes a long way to feed four people. For more Welsh lamb and beef recipes visit


  • 450g lean lamb leg steaks or loin, cut into strips
  • Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 240ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50g dark, soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 pak choi – thinly sliced
  • 1 sliced, seeded fresh red chilli
  • 50g roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, rind and juice
  • 400g jasmine rice, cooked in 1 can of coconut milk


Cook the rice in a can of coconut milk and a little water if required.

Heat wok or frying pan.

Season the lamb strips. Add 1 tbsp of the oil to the pan and once it’s hot, add the lamb strips and brown all over on high heat, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl.

Add the spring onions, ginger and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring for a few minutes.

In a bowl, stir together the stock, sugar, soy sauce, cornflour, vinegar and chilli flakes. Pour into the pan and bring it to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes, then add the lamb.

In another pan, fry the red pepper and pak choi in the remaining oil for 2 minutes.

Serve immediately on a large plate. Spoon the rice onto the plate, then the meat mixture and top with the red pepper and pak choi. Sprinkle over the coriander, peanuts, sliced red chilli, lime rind and lime juice.

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