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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Product Talk: Maggi Stir Fry Creations

This post has items provided by Nuffnang's Product Talk. You can read more information about Product Talk here.
I have recently started this food blog and seeing that many like-minded bloggers signed up to the Nuffnang Community, I decided to join in as well.  
 
With a 9-5 job working in the CBD and commuting to and from work via public transports, I don't often get home until at least 7pm or so. By the time I get home, feeling mentally drained and exhausted, the last thing I would be thinking is to prepare dinner.....from scratch Smiley


I am a fussy eater [sad but true] and even though I do eat out quite a bit, I preferred not to eat fast food where possible and definitely no greasy food in my book. So came along Maggi Stir Fry Creations, a Nuffnang Product Talk Opportunity and the possibility to try something new [well.... new to me that is] for free!!!
 
Being a newbie on the blogger world, I was lucky enough to be selected as a small group to try out the new Maggi Stir Fry Creations, which was launch into the Australian market in March this year.
 
Please note I was not paid to conduct this review, but Product Talk by NuffNang Australia kindly provided the product for me to sample.
 
I am usually quite sceptical about pre-mixed packages for fear of the lack of flavours in them. I am the kind of person that prefers to cook/make everything from scratch as much as possible, because I know for sure what the finishing product will be like once I am done with it.
 
My Initial Thoughts:
The packaging is very eye catching; the descriptions are easy to read and understand; the instructions are short and simple, very quick and easy to prepare - it is possible for anybody to do it, even for the poor time cook or the mere male in the house are able to do it too.
 
So what is Stir Fry? Stir fry is an older cooking technique, most often seen in Asian cooking. It has gained popularity over the past 30 years or so, as its advantages of fast, healthy cooking have become apparent. This technique is also easy for the beginning cook to learn.
 
As people are learning to eat healthier foods, they are also learning healthier ways to cook. One way is to stir fry, is a technique that cooks foods quickly, using only a small amount of fat. Anyone with a large skillet and a spatula can master this technique.
 
Stir fry is a great mid week meal for the family, it is quick to prepare and you can use whatever meat or vegetables you've got in hand.
 
The new Maggi Stir Fry Creations range is easy to use, involving just two steps. Each product comes with an Infusion Paste – so that the meat infuses with flavour as it cooks – and a Finishing Sauce which is added as the final step to complete the dish.
 
So let's get started shall we?
I received the little parcel of goodies from Nuffnang on Friday evening, after I got home from work and upon opening the parcel; I saw these delightful packages that got me instantly excited to trying them out!
 
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The new Maggi Stir Fry Creations uses a two-step process to create a quick and easy stir fry at home.
 
1. You TEAR IT - Pull apart the two sachets, using the perforation down the centre of the pack.
 
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2. INFUSE IT - In a medium size bowl stir Infusion Paste thorough beef, set aside for 2-5 minutes while you prepare vegetables.
 
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3. COOK IT - Heat saucepan or wok over high heat, add 1 tbsp oil. I like garlic in my stir fry, so I minced some garlic to fry until golden before I added in the beef. Add beef to pan, cook for 5 mins. [I preferred the meat to be medium rare so only cooked it for 3 mins].
 
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I prepared the vegetables beforehand. If you are tight for time, frozen vegetables are ok to use as well.
 
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Add vegetables to pan, stir through & cook for 3 mins.
 
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4. FINISH IT - Pour Finishing Sauce into pan, stir through, cook for a further 2 mins and serve. Serve with rice or noodles.
 
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Wow! A quick and simple dinner in less than ½ hour that you'll be proud to take to the table, especially when you are short for time and energy - I know I did.
 
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Availability & Price - Maggi Stir Fry Creations comes in 5 flavours (Honey, Soy & Garlic; Teriyaki & Sesame; Sweet Chilli, Ginger & Lemongrass; Chinese Five Spice & Soy; Garlic & Ginger Chicken) and they are ranged nationally in Coles, Woolworths & Independent supermarkets for $3.29 RRP.
 


 

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