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Traditional Lamb Stir-Fry

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
This quick and easy zesty meal is packed full of flavor as well as being healthy.


  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs red wine or water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 1 lb lamb leg, cut into strips
  • 3 med carrots, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • 6 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 can (2 oz) pimento drained and diced


  • Toast seeds in wok; set aside.
  • In small bowl, combine soy sauce, wine, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, pepper, and cayenne.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat wok or large skillet; heat oil.
  • When hot, add lamb strips; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add carrots, celery and mushrooms; stir-fry with lamb for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove lamb and vegetables from wok; keep warm.
  • Add soy sauce mixture to wok; stir until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Immediately add lamb and cooked vegetables; add pea pods, cabbage, chestnuts, onions, and pimento.
  • Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve with hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 301
  Calories from Fat 87 (29%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(29%)Sodium 687mg
(29%)Potassium 1027mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(28%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(56%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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