Vegetable chow mein

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Vegetable chow mein
Vegetable chow mein

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Vegetable chow-mein served with chicken satay
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:246
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st October 2012

Chow mein (stir fried noodles) is easy to make and adapt to your favourite ingredients


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  1. If using dried mushrooms, soak in boiled water for 30 minutes first.
  2. Cook the noodles as directed on the packet (normally boil for 2 to 3 minutes, drain and toss in a little sesame oil)
  3. Heat the groundnut oil in a wok over a high heat
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry until they take a little colour
  5. Tip in the mushroom slices and peas or vegetables of your choice and stir-fry for 3 minutes
  6. Add the sherry, noodles, soy sauce, sugar and season with salt and pepper - stir-fry for another minute
  7. Add the pak choy and beansprouts and stir-fry for a minutes or so or until they are done to your liking
  8. Arrange on a serving dish and drizzle with sesame oil


I prefer to serve the noodles alongside, without mixing with the sauce. I feel it gives a nicer flavour contrast.

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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