/ Main Dishes
pork,chicken,beef or shrimp or a combo of some or all
baby carrots, julienned
celery stalk, sliced on a slant
head of broccoli, blanched
red,orange or yellow pepper(or a 13 of a combo of all 3),julienned
can mung bean sprouts(or fresh if available)
can of sliced water chestnuts
can bamboo shoots
low sodium chicken or beef broth
flavored stir fry sauce(i prefer to use iron chef tm sesame garlic sauce)
seasoning (like mccormick’s szechwan tm or emril’s asian tm)
linguine or angel hair pasta
1Cut up the carrots,celery,onion,pepper,& green onion.Put in a bowl & set aside.
2Julienne whatever meat you’re using.If you want you can cut up the meat ahead of time and marinate with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce or orange juice with a little Asian seasoning or Chinese 5 spice.
3You can also blanche the broccoli ahead of time and set aside.
4Open cans of sprouts,shoots & chestnuts & drain. Set aside.
5Heat a pot of water for the pasta.
6Heat up a little oil in a large cast iron skillet or wok.
7Toss in and brown the beef,chicken,or pork.
8Take the meat out of the pan and set aside.
9Now you want to stir fry the raw vegetables. Start with a little oil,toss in the minced garlic,saute a moment and throw in carrots,pepper,celery & onions.Stir fry a few minutes.
11Sprinkle in some seasoning & stir fry a few more minutes.(tsp to a tbsp)
12Add about 13 -12 can of broth and your flavored sauce…(example:13- 12 bottle of Sesame Garlic Sauce)
13(If you are doing raw deveined shrimp now is a good time to throw the shrimp in. If shrimp is already cooked wait until the end and toss in with pea pods.)
14Cover pan with a lid for a few moments and let the flavors blend and the shrimp to cook.
15In the mean time…if your water has started to boil,it’s time to prepare your pasta. Follow package directions.
16Take the lid off of your stir fry. Add the drained canned vegetables,pea pods, & broccoli.
17Stir & put the lid back on for a minute or three.
18If you like your sauce a little thicker,put a tsp or two of corn starch in a little cold water and add to the stir fry & mix it through.
19Drain your pasta & put it back in the pan.
20Toss in a little bit of the flavored sauce and stir.
21Now you serve. Either put the pasta right in a bowl and put vegetables and sauce on top or put the pasta right in the stir fry and toss together.
22Serve with some crispy chow mein noodles on top.Deep fry some mini egg rolls as a side dish.
Posted: Mon, Nov 1, 2010