Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beat the Chinese take-away guy!

For the past few weeks in the cookery class we have been looking at different countries and their cuisine. We have had an Indian day, Italian and an Irish day. Today we had a Chinese day. That does not mean we ordered out and sat back, we made chicken chow mein. It was a popular one, and I challenge all take away delivery persons to beat it to the house before this is whipped up in the kitchen. So long as you have the ingredients in the house, you are a mere 10 minutes from a yummy dinner.

Give it a whirl, promise you it is quicker than picking up the phone to msg express!

Chicken chow mein

(serves 2)
150g noodles (cooked according to packet)
1 T sunflower oil
1 chicken breast cut in small pieces
1 clove of garlic crushed
100g beansprouts
75g pak choi chopped into quarters
½ t sesame oil                                         
1 t tomato puree                                    
1 T cold water                                         
1 t sugar                                                      
2 T soy sauce

Omelette to serve on top:
Heat a teaspoon of sunflower oil in a pan, and add 1 beaten egg mixed with chopped chives. Swirl the pan to thinly coat with egg. Cook for a minute and flip to cook on the other side. Roll cooked omelette and slice into pinwheels.                          
Heat the sunflower oil in a pan or wok and stir fry the chicken pieces for about 5 minutes until cooked and beginning to colour a little. Add the crushed garlic and stir fry for a minute, the add the beansprouts and cooked noodles and toss well. Add pak choi, soy sauce, tomato puree, 1 T cold water, sugar and sesame oil. Toss together and cook for another 2 minutes until heated through.

Serve, topped with omelette pieces.

1 comment:

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