Saturday 17 February 2018

Chow Mein

To celebrate Chinese New Year in 2018, why not rustle up this deliciously quick and easy Chow Mein recipe to celebrate Chinese New Year, the original recipe from Ken Hom contains no meat, but I decided to add some beef steak and a couple of green chillies to my recipe.

225g dried or fresh egg noodles
1 1/2 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
50g  carrots, shredded
50g  mangetout, trimmed and shredded
3 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped on the diagonal
1 red pepper, shredded
pinch sugar
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil, plus more to serve
1tbsp rice wine
1 medium beef steak sliced thinly

  1. Cook the noodles following the packet instructions. Drain and cool 
  2. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the sesame oil. Set aside
  3. Heat the wok over a high heat and add the groundnut oil once it starts smoking, stir-fry the garlic for 10 seconds, then add the carrots, mangetout, spring onions and red pepper.
  4. If you are adding beef them stir-fry until browned and cooked.
  5.  add the noodles, sugar, soy sauces, rice wine, season with white pepper and salt. Drizzle over a little sesame oil and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Recipe from Ken Hom Chow Mein Recipe