Easiest Lo Mein Recipe!

>> Tuesday, June 23

Last Sunday, our family decided to get together for a lazy Father's Day dinner and order Chinese take out instead of cooking. My mother-in-law was supposed to cook Paella (traditional Spanish dish) and I was to cook some lumpia (Filipino egg rolls). But it was a hot hot summer day (temperature was up to 100 degrees) and we weren't too excited about cooking.
So, we called to order Chinese and much to our dismay, our favorite Chinese take out restaurant was closed!
Determined to eat Lo Mein, I searched the internet for easy recipes and looked at all my recipe books for an easy recipe that did not require a trip to Chinatown (which we do not have here in the Jacksonville, FL area).
I found several recipes and experimented a couple of times and came up with my own very easy Lo Mein recipe:

A trip to the grocery store, the international or oriental section.



Ingredients:
1 box spaghetti noodles
1 small package of chicken bouillon
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp peanut sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced





Steps:
1. Boil the noodles according to box instructions. Drain.

2. In a microwavable bowl, add 1 1/2 cup water and contents of bouillon packet or cube. (I used a 2 cup glass measuring cup). Microwave for 2 minutes, stir until bouillon granules dissolve.
3. Add the following to your bouillon mixture: soy sauce, peanut sauce, oyster sauce, garlic.

4. In a big pot (I used the same one I used for boiling my noodles), heat sesame oil.

5. Saute your boiled noodles, let the oil soak the noodles.

6. Add the sauce in your bowl.

7. Let cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes. Season to taste (salt and pepper).

8. Serve! (Watch your kids eat heaping servings!).

Optional:
add chicken, beef, pork or shrimp cut to small pieces
Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts, sweet pea, broccoli, etc.

If you want to add any of the above, saute the meat first in the sesame oil, then the vegetables. Then add the noodles as in step 5.

1 Comments:

forrestina vintage June 23, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

Easy, peasy, thanks! Saw you on Twitter *tweet!* :)

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