Mandarin and lamb stir-fry

In this lamb stir–fry dish, mandarin adds a special touch!

Mandarin and lamb stir-fry


  • 1½ tablespoons salt–reduced soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated mandarin zest
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 500 g (1 lb) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), halved, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (125 ml) salt–reduced chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 4 mandarins, peeled, separated into segments, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves


  1. Combine the soy sauce, ground coriander, mandarin zest, sugar and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add the lamb and toss well to coat.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or large non–stick frying pan over medium–high heat.
  4. Add the lamb and stir–fry, in batches, for 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove the lamb to a plate.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining oil, capsicum, garlic and spring onions, and stir–fry for 4 minutes.
  7. Combine the stock and cornflour in a small bowl.
  8. Add to the wok and bring to the boil.
  9. Return the lamb to the wok, add the mandarin segments and cook for 1 minute, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  10. Divide among serving bowls and serve immediately with the coriander sprinkled on top.

Serves 4
Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes


Low Fat No Fat Asian Cooking

Click here for more cookbooks...

More Recipes

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

Here's a no-fuss, yet impressive, cake for a special occasion. Serve with a generous dollop of cream or a spoonful of good ice-cream.
Double Chocolate Creams

Double Chocolate Creams

A delicious treat, chocolate is a great feel-good food.

Need To Lose Weight? Start With Butter In Your Coffee

Need Help To Lose Weight? Start With Butter In Your Coffee

It may sound strange - and downright disgusting - but wellness experts are singing the praises of this buttery beverage.

Pumpkin, ricotta and sage gnocchi

Pumpkin, ricotta and sage gnocchi

There are numerous versions of gnocchi in Italy. For the one here, a flour–based dough of ricotta and mashed pumpkin, flavoured with sage and parmesan, is shaped into the little dumplings. A colourful roasted capsicum and onion sauce completes the dish.

Quail eggs with asparagus and parmesan

Quail eggs with asparagus and parmesan

Make this lovely, warm salad in late spring with the new season's asparagus. The lightly steamed, bright green spears are topped with poached quail eggs, then finished with parmesan shavings and a crisp salad. Accompany with slices of baguette for an easy lunch.