Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making Chow Mien


I had a lady leave me a comment on my weekly menu post asking if I would share my chow mien recipe. Tonight we had chow mien to go along with our orange chicken for dinner. So I took some pics to show you how to make it. I don’t really have exact measurements for it. It is one of those meals I just kind of “wing it”.

First I begin by cutting up my veggies. This recipe is pretty versatile; you can use a large variety of veggies. There are no certain veggies you have to have. For this meal I used: 1 small onion, 1 carrot, 3 red mini peppers, a small wedge of red cabbage and a small wedge of green cabbage. You could also use celery or mushrooms. If you only have one or two of the needed veggies, that works too. You can just a few veggies or lots of them.. it is up to you. I chopped my cabbages up, sliced my onions and peppers and cut my carrot into small sticks…




After I chopped the veggies up I measured out 10oz of whole wheat spaghetti noodles and put a pot of water on to boil…




While the water was coming to a boil I heated my large cast iron frying pan and then added some olive oil to it (enough to coat the bottom of the pan). Then I added my veggies….




While the veggies were cooking my water came to a boil and added the spaghetti noodles..




By the time the noodles were done cooking the veggies had finished cooking…




I added the cooked noodles and then added spices. I used about ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon fish sauce and a ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes..





You could also add meat to this to make it a main dish; chicken, beef, shrimp, pork would all work well. You would cut up the meat into bite size pieces and cook it at the same time you were cooking the veggies.

Enjoy!

 

10 comments:

  1. YUMMO! I'm going to make this soon. It looks really good.

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  2. Thank you so much !! Do you know of anything to use when you are allergic to soy sauce? I really need to know something to use in it's place.

    Thanks,
    Pat

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    1. Pat, I've heard of people using Bragg's Liquid Aminos in place of soy sauce. I've not used it before personally.. but it could be something you would be able to use. Crystal :)

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    2. I use the Braggs in place of soy sauce in every recipe I have, it works great and taste great too.

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  3. Thanks sooo much for posting this recipe!! We had your Delicious Italian Casserole for supper last night...ooooh and everyone enjoyed it! Definitely will be trying this one! Thanks! Jamie :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love how you use the pictures to show how to do it step by step. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  5. Is there something to use in place of fish sauce? We are allergic to it.
    Thanks!

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    1. Anon.. you don't have to use it all.. soy sauce would be just fine. Crystal :)

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  6. i am allergic to peppers of anykind, would it matter if they are left out?

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    1. Nope would not matter.. just add extra of any other type of veggie you like.

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