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Ryan’s Quasi-Edible Beef Stir Fry

20 Jun

Saturday night, I decided to cook up a little dinner for the two of us.  We enjoy spicy food a lot.  So much so, in fact, that we routinely bury our food in Sriracha sauce.  A little burn is to be expected with just about any meal that we make.  But on this occasion, I went too far.


Looked pretty, didn't it?

The ingredients in my beef stir-fry included the following.

  • Beef
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • 4 Habanero peppers
  • Handful of chile de arbol peppers
  • About a cup of broccoli
  • Asia-Asia Spicy Teriyaki Sauce
  • Spoonful of Sriracha sauce
  • Spoonful of Srirachi chili garlic sauce

I stir-fried these ingredients together until it was sizzling hot, then served it up in equal-sized bowls to the two of us.  I am all about the heat, but as Clay Davis would say, “sheeeeeeeeeeeeit!”  It was damn-near too hot to enjoy.  Lauren ate most of hers, and I ate all of mine then finished what she couldn’t, but it wasn’t without a battle.

In the process of eating this stir-fry, I guzzled two cans of Coke Zero and two 20 oz. glasses of water.  I then ran to the bathroom and ate a few Gaviscon tablets.  After much perspiration, I finally recovered.

Overall, the flavor was good and all the ingredients were very tasty and fresh.  But the Sriracha additions and the overload of Habanero peppers was too much to overcome.


Ryan: I give it 2/5 “Noms”.  Had I toned down on the heat, it would have been very tasty.  And it needed some rice, which I didn’t have time to prepare.

Lauren: 2/5 “Noms.”  Too spicy, and sauce got too watery.