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Mimi’s Beat-the-Budget
£10 Challenge

Mimi’s Beat-the-Budget
£10 Challenge

Mimi’s challenge involved preparing a tasty meal for her and her friends at home for just £10!

10 mins
15 mins
4 people

Perhaps the hardest challenge of all, Mimi was set with the task of preparing a beat-the-budget meal for herself and 3 friends for a spend of just £10! Find out what ingredients Mimi picked up when she visited her local Nisa store and what yummy veggie recipe she created for everyone to share.

What you'll need
  • Large bunch of spring onions, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 courgette, sliced in diagonal strips
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced in diagonal strips
  • 250g egg noodles
  • 12 veggie gyozas
  • 1 x packet Blue Dragon chow mein sauce
  • 60g prawn crackers
  • Cupboard Essentials:
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional chilli flakes
Step 1 Mimi’s Beat-the-Budget
£10 Challenge Step 1

Add around 4 tbsp of vegetable oil to a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Reserve a handful of the greener end of the spring onion for garnish and add the rest into the pan. Season with salt and pepper and gently fry for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Remove half of the onions/oil and place in a bowl. Add the courgette and carrot into the pan and stir to coat in the spring onion oil. Fry for around 6 minutes. During this time, cook your gyozas and noodles according to packet instructions. Once cooked, transfer the noodles into the pan with the vegetables.

Step 3 Mimi’s Beat-the-Budget
£10 Challenge Step 3

Plate up the gyozas, crispy side up (this will help retain the crispiness!) and drizzle the reserved spring onion oil over the top of them.

Step 4

Add the chow mein sauce to the noodles and toss to combine (adding a splash of boiling water to loosen if necessary). Top with the fresh spring onion that we reserved in step one and add a sprinkle of optional chilli flakes for added heat.

Step 5 Mimi’s Beat-the-Budget
£10 Challenge Step 5

Serve with an optional side of prawn crackers and dig in!

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