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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vegetable Lo Mein



 Lo Mein means  " stirred noodles"  is the most popular take out food in American restaurants. Lo Mein is prepared with a wheat flour noodles, stirred with sauce, variety of vegetables and other seasoning. Chicken Lo mein, shrimp lo mein, lobster lo mein and House lo mein ( more than one meat) are also available.

INGREDIENTS
  • Spaghetti noodles (Whole wheat noodles)- 1/2 lb
  • Onion (sliced) -1 medium
  • Red bell pepper( julienne) - 1 big
  • Mushroom(sliced ) - 1
  • Carrot (julienne) - 1
  • Cabbage (julienne) - 1 cup
  • Scallions - a smal bunch
  • Fresh   ginger - 1 &1/2 inch
  • Minced  garlic - 1 tsp
  • Sweet and sour sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Soya Sauce - 4 tbsp
  • Hot sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce - 2 tbsp ( optional, can be replaced by soya sauce)
  • Corn starch - 1 tsp
  • Salt  -1/4 tsp ( as needed)
  • Sesame oil - 2 tbsp



 PREPARATION
  • Boil the spaghetti as the package instructions.When cooked drain and rinse with ice cold water.This avoids sticking of noodles.
  • Wash the vegetables and cut them into lengthwise. Grate the ginger using fine grater.
  • Combine soya sauce, sweet and sour sauce ,hot sauce, corn starch and salt  in small bowl .Mix well.
  • Place the skillet on high flame  and add sesame oil into it.
  • When oil heats up, add minced ginger, minced garlic and sliced onion. Stir well.
  • Then add all the vegetables and combined sauce mixture.
  • Cook till raw smell of sauces disappears, do not overcook,this will make vegetables to lose its crunchiness.
  • Quickly stir in boiled spaghetti and stir fry for about 3 minutes.
Note
  • Chicken or any seafood can be used interchangeably in this versatile dish.
  • The more  we make this dish, the more ginger is added.


8 comments:

  1. noodles my all time fav...looks very inviting

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  2. Very simple meal.. BUT look so YUMMY to me.. I m hungry already.

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  3. One of my fave food ! It looks delicious !

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  4. Simple and yummy one pot meal:-) Thank u for visiting my space and leaving such lovely words..Glad to follow u and stay tuned to more yummy recipes!

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  5. wow. what a colorful and yummy looking noodles. my mouth is watering now

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