6.09.2008

Lo Mein

Lo Mein

Here's that Lo Mein Jeffrey made me last night. As I've said before, the man can cook! Here's the recipe he (loosely) followed:

Serves 4
Ingredients:
6 ounces vermicelli, uncooked
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
5 cups chopped bok choy (a Chinese vegetable with a white stalk and dark green leaves)
1 cup low sodium fat free chicken broth (We substituted this with Vegetable Broth.)
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup baby corn
Additional low sodium soy sauce


Directions:
Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside. Coat a wok or large nonstick skillet cooking spray and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Heat at medium-high temp. (375 degrees) until hot. Stir-fry garlic for 2 minutes. Add bok choy; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, soy sauce and red pepper. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add carrots, green onions, mushrooms and baby corn. Stir-fry for approximately 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta; toss gently. Sprinkle additional soy sauce (you can decide how much) over entire mixture; toss more. Serve and enjoy.

Our variations: no mushrooms, no baby corn, no sesame oil, added broccoli, and substituted Vegetable Broth. We also used fresh pasta.

As for the Plum Sauce, I'm not positive, but I know he used:

2 plums
Sugar
Water
Sesame Seeds

Both were delicious!

2 comments:

Robin said...

That sounds awesome! I must try it. Mmm, the plum sauce.

aimee heff said...

Thank you! I'll make it this week.