Jul 30, 2010
Special Chow Mein
What an amazing meal this dish is and you can cook it right in the comfort of your own home without running out for take out. And at least when you make it you know what goes into it and that being nothing but the best. Since our Malaysian vacation I have really been trying my hand at Asian cooking and I have been collecting the specialty ingredients as I go. You can find these products at many local grocery stores but if not try an Asian market. Special Chow Mein is a very popular Chinese dish and I hope your family enjoys it.
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 eggs, beat
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
2 boneless chicken breast, cubed
16 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup bean sprouts
1 pound egg noodles, cooked per package directions
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 scallions, finely diced to garnish
1/4 cup fresh cilantro to garnish
1. In a saute pan on medium heat add 1 tablespoon sunflower oil, garlic and ginger. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add shrimp and cook until light pink. Sit mixture aside. In the same pan add 1 tablespoon sunflower oil and eggs. Spread eggs thinly all over pan and then cut up into scrambled eggs, cooking until done. Sit aside with meat mixture.
2. Add the last tablespoon of sunflower oil, shrimp paste and bean sprouts. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the noodles and toss to mix. Season with oyster sauce and soy sauce. Return the meat and egg mixture back into the pan on top of the noodles. Add sesame oil and toss to combine. Garnish top with scallions and cilantro.
Yields: 4-6 servings