I got home from the pub the other day, desperately wanting to snack, but with nowt a thing t' eat. My store cupboard challenge had gone well... too well... superfluous food stocks at an all time low.
I suddenly recalled some vegetable gyozas I found in my freezer during the aforesaid challenge, spicy and healthy* - perfect! I simply heated a teeny spot of nut oil in a hot frying pan and placed the gyoza in, straight from the freezer, flat side down. After a couple of minutes add half a cup of water, cover and allow to steam for another couple of minutes, or until all the water has gone.
The spicy sauce to go with it was another store cupboard knock up: add a couple of tablespoons of sambal brandal to a couple of tablespoons light soy sauce. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime, mix together and you're set to eat.
Time from pub to belly? 7 minutes!
* healthy as compared with my friend's snack...
... chips and curry sauce from across the wee Chinese place across the road! Ok, I confess, I had more than a couple of chips... it would have been rude not to with a plate that size... and damn they were good!!!