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.