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Friday, January 25, 2013

Chicken and Prawn Chow Mein

Recipe of the week……………. Chicken & Prawn Chow Mein

Everybody loves good Asian food, as it delivers such fresh flavours, and it is quite simple to make at home, I have always loved Chow Mein and Chop Suey, so this week I am going to do a nice simple Chow Mein recipe, essentially all that Chow Mein means is “fried noodles” so what you put in is totally up to your self, I have done a nice prawn and chicken Chow Mein

Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Cooking time: 15-20 Minutes
Prep Time: 15-30 Minutes (depending on knife skills or buying in already julienne vegetables and cleaned prawns)

1kg Prawns shelled and deveined (26/30 count is a nice size prawn)
500g Chicken Breast Fillet cut into strips
3 Cups Julienne vegetables ( I used baby marrow, mixed peppers, green beans, onion, patty pans, baby gems, baby butternut and carrots, however in Spar they have a wonderful selection of already julienne'd vegetable packs, those will work fine too)
1 Pkt Chinese Egg Noodles – pre cooked in boiling salted water for 6 minutes
4 TBSP Kikkoman Soy Sauce
4 TBSP Oyster Sauce
4 TBSP Black Bean Paste
2 TBSP sesame oil
2 TBSP finely slice pickled ginger
Handful freshly chopped coriander
½ cup toasted chopped peanuts (optional for garnishing)
2 red chilli’s sliced (optional for garnishing and adding a little heat to the dish)

Sautee the chicken in a Wok or frying pan in a little olive oil, when it starts to colour and cook through add in the vegetables let these cook for about 2 minutes then add in the prawns, when the prawns turn pink add in the noodles and stir fry this for another 2 minutes, add in all the sauce ingredients along with the pickled ginger and coriander, toss this around for about 1 minute. Then serve

Chef’s Note: The sauce ingredients can be as simple as you would like them to be, I love the flavour of black bean paste and oyster sauce that’s why I included them in my recipe, but it is up to you.

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