Vegetable Chow Mein is a dish that can be varied to suit your needs. And it is quick and easy to prepare. Perfect for a fast, mid-week meal. Chow Mein simply means ‘stir-fried noodles’, and you could change the veggies to suit you. Chow Mein usually isn’t heavily spiced, but we’ve added one of our blends to add extra interest and flavour.
2 portions of dried egg noodles (as detailed on the packet)
1½ tbsp groundnut oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
½ red bell pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced
30g daikon (or turnip), peeled and sliced
¼ of one Chinese leaf (cabbage), shredded
1 carrot, halved and sliced length-ways into strips
1 tsp Go Spice Black Jade (or Jin) Spice Blend
a handful of beansprouts
40g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
pinch of sugar (optional)
2 spring onions, halved and thinly sliced length-ways
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water for about 3 minutes or until soft. Drain, cool with cold running water and then leave to drain again.
Heat the groundnut oil in a non-stick wok over a medium-high heat and stir-fry the onion, pepper, daikon (or turnip), Chinese leaf and carrot for 2 minutes, until soft.
Add the Go Spice Blend and stir fry for 30 seconds. Add the beansprouts, mushroom, sugar (if using), and stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the drained noodles and half of the spring onions. Turn up the heat to high and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce and mix well.
Remove from the heat and drizzle with the sesame oil. Garnish with the remaining spring onion and serve.