Good Luck Chow Mein

28 Jan

Noodles, uncut, represent longevity in the Chinese cultures. Though they are obviously not just reserved for the New Year, I decided to center my celebratory dish around them. 恭禧发财 Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Time: 30 minutes          Serves: 5

Ingredients


  • 6 oz. Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package instructions, rinsed with cold water & well drained
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas/sugar snap peas, trimmed & halved diagonally
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced on an angle
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced (I used baby bella but use what you like)
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 4 green onions, white & light green parts cut into chunks, green parts sliced
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (I used purple)
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken, diced (I used poached breasts)*
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • *Note: You may substitute any other type of protein here (ex: beef/pork/shrimp/tofu) or leave it out altogether.

How to make it


  • Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tsp sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cooked noodles and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining vegetable oil and 1 tsp sesame oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and season with crushed red pepper, cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant but not browned. Add snow peas and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add remaining vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-4 minutes. Add noodles and chicken, toss to incorporate. Add oyster sauce and remaining tsp sesame oil. Toss to incorporate. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until all is warmed through. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

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