My hubby, Derek, lived in China for several years so I’m always trying to make him relatively authentic Chinese food. He says I nailed this one!
It’s a super simple take on Chow Mein but SO tasty! The vegetables listed are the ones I used but you really could use anything you have on hand!
I don’t cook with a lot of meat but if you feel like adding chicken or beef or even shrimp I’m sure it would be delicious!
This recipe feeds two people.
- Olive oil or coconut oil (or any other healthy cooking fat)
- 1/2 onion chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger finely grated or minced
- 1 medium carrot chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 bell pepper chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 zucchini chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/4 cabbage chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 servings Chinese Chow Mein style noodles
- 2 tablespoons naturally fermented soy sauce or coconut aminos
- A dash of fish sauce (optional)
- A splash of rice vinegar or white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (optional)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cook noodles according to package and set aside
- Heat oil in a wok on medium heat
- Add in onion and cook until soft (1-2 minutes)
- Add garlic and ginger on top of onions and “steam” for 30 seconds or until fragrant
- Add in carrot, bell pepper, and zucchini and brown slightly (3-4 minutes)
- Add noodles, cabbage, soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, chili garlic sauce, salt, and pepper
- Toss to coat everything
- Cook for 1-2 minutes more until noodles fry just a little
- Serve immediately garnished with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds
This meal is SO easy to whip up after a busy day!
Try it out today and let me know what you think!