Sunday, December 21, 2008

Everything Lo Mein

My sister told me about this recipe on The Food Network. It's one of Rachael Ray's. It is really yummy. The kids ate it well, too. I made mine beef lo mein, though, because we recently got a 1/2 beef. So, it's what's for dinner at our house! It doesn't take very long and it's pretty easy!!

3 rounded tablespoon hoisin sauce
3 tablespoon dark soy
3 tablespoon water
2 teaspoon hot sauce

Lo Mein:
1 # spaghetti
1/4 c vegetable oil, divided
2 large eggs, beaten
3 chicken breast cutlets, thinly sliced into strips
3 thin cut pork chops, thinly sliced into strips
black pepper
2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 inches fresh ginger, chopped or grated
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 scallions, cut into 3 inch lengths then sliced lengthwise (I used green onions)
1/2 # shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into quarters, seeded, then sliced
1 small can sliced water chestnuts
2 cups fresh bean sprouts, 4 generous handfuls or 1/2 # shredded cabbage, your choice

Mix together sauce ingredients and reserve.
Bring pasta water to a boil, salt water and cook spaghetti to al dente.

While pasta cooks, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large, nonstick skillet over high heat. When oil ripples, add beaten eggs and scramble them to light golden brown, remove and reserve.

Season the meat with salt, pepper and coriander. Heat the remaining vegetable oil to a ripple, then add meat and stir-fry 4 minutes, push meat to the side and add ginger, garlic and veggies. Stir-fry veggies 2 minutes, then drain and add pasta and eggs back to skillet. Pour sauce over the spaghetti and toss to combine. Turn off pan. Toss 30 seconds and let the liquids absorb. The recipe said this was 4 servings. I don't know who she's feeding, but we got 2 full meals out of this!!

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