Monday, May 9, 2011

A Chinese Favorite

Good evening fellow bloggers! As you have all noticed, I took a hiatus yesterday, out of respect for Mother's Day, but I'm back and I've got a hankering for Lo Mein! Lo mein are wheat flour noodles, however, we are substituting that with angel hair pasta today. Lo mein comes from Chinese cuisine and it usually contains vegetables, meat or some sort or sometimes even wontons. The usual meat ingredients range from shrimp, chicken, pork, or in our case, beef. The word "lo mein" comes from the Cantonese word "lou mihn" meaning "stirred noodles". That is exactly what we are doing today! We will be stirring up a noodle dish that any Chinese fan will love! Let's begin.

Beef, Broccoli & Shitake Mushroom Angel Hair Lo Mein

You will need:

  • 1/2 box of Angel Hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 piece of steak, cut in thin strips
  • 1 big head of broccoli florets
  • 1/2 bag of shitake mushrooms, softened
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 small block of beef bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Ready? Great!

  1. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the box.
  2. Heat up oil in a sauté pan.
  3. Add the chopped onions and garlic to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced beef.
  5. Stir and cook until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  7. Season with 3 teaspoons of soy sauce, 1 small block of beef bouillon, and 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. Let that boil for a bit.
  8. Add the chopped broccoli florets and softened shitake mushroom.
  9. Cover the pan to cook and soften the veggies. (Don’t overcook... you want the veggies a little crispy)
  10. Drain the water off of the pasta, then dump into the sauce and broccoli mixture.
  11. Stir everything around and cook for another 2 minutes.
  12. Serve!

Tada! Home-made chinese food! I hope you all enjoy it and I will see you all tomorrow. Good night everyone!