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Asian Stir Fry with packed full of healthy veggies like Summer Squash also knowns as Pattypan or Zucchini, Snow Peas, Pine nuts, Peppers, Noodles and more!

Summer Squash Stir Fry

A Summer Squash Stir Fry with packed full of healthy vegetables and beef. Also known as Pattypan, Zucchini, or Button Squash. One of my favorite Summer Squash Recipes!
Course Stir Fry
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Pattypan Squash Recipe, summer squash recipes, Summer Squash Stir Fry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 lb /500g Beef Strips marinated in marinade
  • 1 lb /500g Button Squash Pattypans cubed 2" pieces
  • 1 red pepper sliced into strips
  • 250 g /250g Snow Peas
  • 1 Carrot peeled and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 large Garlic cloves minced
  • knob Ginger sliced Ginger and Garlic amount should be equal
  • 1 red Chilli Pepper deseeded and sliced
  • bunch Coriander chopped
  • 450 g /450g Udon noodles
  • cup Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce
  • zest and juice of a lime to add to the Chili Sauce
  • 50 g toasted Pine Nuts 2oz
  • oil for frying

Marinade Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing Wine Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Sichuan Peppers crushed in pestle and mortar Optional


  • Marinade meat for at least 15 minutes in the Soy Sauce, Shaoxing, and garlic. Set aside while you prepare the vegetables.
  • In a wok over high head, add 2 tablespoons of oil and fry the beef until the water has cooked out. Remove and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok and fry the Ginger, Garlic and Chilli Pepper together until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add sliced Carrots and Button Squash and stir fry together for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the red Capsicum and Snow Peas, Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce with lime juice and zest, and 1 tablespoon of Soy Sauce.
  • Stir and cook until Squash is warm but still crunchy, not soggy.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, toast the Pine Nuts until they are lightly golden and fragrant. Don't burn them as they toast quickly.
  • Add in the beef, Coriander and toasted Pine Nuts and mix together.
  • Add the Udon Noodles into the wok with the vegetables and stir until fully combined.
  • Garnish with Coriander and Pine Nuts to serve.