Thursday, September 15, 2005

Chow Mein

Wondering about what recipe to blog about and I suddenly thought about how good chow mein sounds. This is by no means authentic Chinese, nope this American to it's bones - what do you do with odds and ends.

1 big handful of thin spaghetti noodles (rice noodles if you have got them)
1/2 cup peas (snap peas, sugar peas are best)
1/2 cup julienned carrots
1/2 cup peeled sliced water chestnuts
1 can of sliced bamboo shoots
1 cup cooked chicken or chinese BBQ pork sliced
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
Any other vegetable that sounds good
1 minced garlic clove
soy sauce
1/8 tsp ginger
sesame oil
cayenne pepper

Parboil noodles and drain. Heat sesame oil in pan and sautee garlic then add and sautee noodles. Add meat, bamboo, water chestnuts and carrots. Add soy sauce, continue to toss ingredients in hot pan until coated with soy sauce. Add dash of cayenne. Toss. Add cabbage and pea pods. Remove from heat. Cabbage and pea pods should be just warm. If you add more veggies add them in according to soft/hard rule. If they are soft add with peas, if they are hard add with carrots. Enjoy!

Thanks Basil for the link! Please check out the Carnival of Recipes this week at Trub.

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