This vegetarian chow mein is a delectable yet simple meal that will get raves. Noodles with a crispy goodness served with finely cooked vegetables and a favorable sauce. Regular noodles (or the ones you get in a can, Yikes) do not even compare. The pan-fried noodle has a wonderful freshness and a fabulous crisp texture. The noodles are commonly served under a bed of snow peas, wild mushrooms and beans sprouts seasoned with a light sauce. However, the recipe is flexible if you want to substitute another vegetable.
- *6 oz. fresh Chinese or Chow Mein Style noodles
- *2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- *¼” fresh ginger, minced
- *1 cup mushrooms, button or shitake
- *½ cup onions, cut into strips or julienne
- *5 stalks Bok Choy, sliced into strips
- *¼ - 1/3 (approx. 3 oz.) cup snow peas
- *1 cup mung bean sprouts
- *1/3 cup filtered water
- *2 ounces water chestnuts, sliced
- *2 teaspoons olive oil
- *1 TBLE tamari or soy sauce
- *Cornstarch (GMO-free) dissolved in water
- *Salt to taste
- *1 stalk green onion for garnish, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450’. Immerse noodles into boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Drain and then toss with olive oil. Place noodles on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy, turn and bake the other side.
- Heat a wok or skillet with oil. When hot, add mushrooms, onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in Bok Choy, snow peas, bean sprouts and water chestnuts. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add cornstarch water, tamari and salt. Cook until thickened. Serve the vegetables over the pan-fried noodles. I prefer using chop sticks when eating this dish, but a fork will be sufficient.
- Have fun & be creative!
- Diet Type: Vegetarian
- Culinary Tradition: Chinese
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