Indulge With Crunchy Chow Mein

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The classic Chinese dish of chow mein has become so integrated into mainstream culture that every nation has its own version of these fiery, crunchy noodles. It is a comfort dish which can be had as a snack or even as part of the main course. Chow mein can be dressed up any way you like. Addition of plenty of meat and vegetable makes it a well rounded meal. Tasty, versatile and easy to clean up afterwards, this meal with mince is perfect for the weeknights.

Beef Chow Mein

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 600g beef mince
  • 1 carrot, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 350g packet fresh chow mein noodles
  • 1 bunch baby pak choy, trimmed, shredded
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce

Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion has softened. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

Add carrot. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until carrot starts to soften. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in stock. Season with pepper. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

Meanwhile, place noodles in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Add pak choy, peas, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until pak choy is just wilted and peas are tender. Add noodles. Toss to combine. Serve.

Source: taste.com.au
Image courtesy: shutterstock.com

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