Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chow Mein Noodles with Hoisin Sauce

Whether you're celebrating President's Day or the Chinese New Year, here's a delightful quick, picnic fix for an exciting weekend holiday. Most of these ingredients are available at your local asian supermarket.

5 oz. Chow Mein Noodles (available cooked )
1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce (Chinese barbecue sauce)
2 tbsp. Lite Soy Sauce
1/2 Oyster sauce
1/2 cup Beef stock
1 tbsp. Sesame oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, julliene.
2 oz. *Brocolli florettes; steamed or boiled.
1 clove of garlic
Ground white pepper
Roasted Sesame seeds
3 oz. **Steak; roasted, then sliced thin
Coriander, chopped.
Green onions, chopped
1 tsp. Vegetable oil for sauteing.
In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, beef stock, sesame oil. Set aside. This will be your sauce. Pre-heat pan and lightly saute garlic and julliene onions in vegetable oil. Toss in the cooked Chow mein noodles and saute'. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Add the sauce and let it coat by mixing under medium heat. Let cool before transfering the noodles into a to-go container. Lay the slices of roasted steak on top and drizzle with oyster sauce. Granish with chopped coriander and green onions. Place the cooked brocolli on the side along with slice of lemon and close the lid to keep it hot. This recipe is for a single yield.
Regular brocolli maybe substituted with chinese brocolli or baby bokchoy. Cooked shrimps may replace steak.