Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lo Mein that turned into Chow Main: Rachael Ray

Something bad about a mag vs a cookbook: No glossy pages, if that sucker gets wet, you have to pray it is not ruined!  
I am hoping that my April issue of Rach is not ruined because I have gotten 3 really yummy recipes from it!  So, the reason this became Chow Main, is because I couldn't find a package of Lo Main noodles to save my life.  And trust me I tried!!!  This recipe is not so simple, but it tastes really good.  I think that it could have used more soy sauce, but it was good non-the-less.  I may not make it again, Im really not sure. 

With out further ado:
Chicken & Spring Vegetable Lo Main

Serves 4 to 6, Prep 15 min, Cook 20 min

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced (I used the entire thing)
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1 pkg (8oz) dried Lo mein noodles
1 small head cabbage, thinly sliced lengthwise (3 cups)
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced
1/3 lb snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp dry sherry
1 tbsp toasted seasame oil
2 cups cooked chicken, sliced into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup chopped peanuts for sprinkling

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Meanwhile in a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high until simmering.  Add the onion, garlic and ginger.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat.
2.  Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook according to package directions.  Add the cabbage, bell pepper, mushrooms, snow peas and carrot; cook for 30 seconds   Drain the noodles and vegetables thoroughly.
3. Turn the heat under the skillet back to high.  When the onions sizzle, add the soy sauce, sherry and sesame oil and let the mixture bubble for a few seconds.  Add the noodles and vegetables; toss well.  Cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are fully cooked and the peppers are tender but still slightly crunchy, about 3 minutes.
4. Lower the heat to medium, add the chicken and cook, stirring often, to heat through.  Season with salt and sprinkle with the peanuts.

Yum Yum!!!  Make this, enjoy this :D

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