The prep time is longer than the recipe indicates, but you still need to do it before you start. Like many sir-fry dishes, you won't have time to go looking for stuff once you start. The result is a tasty Asian dish that's perfect for a dinner portion if you also have some rice or noodles. I paired it with brown rice. Two tips, one is to use more of the crushed red pepper than indicated so you can actually taste it. The other is to increase the amount of salt a little. This is a good recipe.