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Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stir Fried Beef and Lo Mein Noodles

I was going through the isles at Wegmans after work to figure out what to make for dinner and started reading some cooking magazines in the book section.  I came across this recipe in one of the magazines and quickly wrote down what I needed and went to find the ingredients right away! I know it was probably wrong of me to just copy the recipe and not buy the magazine..oops, but I didn't care for the rest of the recipes in the book.  I don't even remember the name of the magazine as it was one I had never hear of before.  Cooking Chinese is completely out of my comfort zone, but I it looked so good in the picture and so I thought I would give it a try! It was so delicious and it was fun to play with ingredients that I had never heard of or used before.  The original recipe called for Rice Noodles, so the title is actually called  Stir Fried Beef and Rice Noodles, but I prefer Lo Mein noodles.  I also doubled the recipe and added some frozen Peas, which is how the recipe is shown below.  Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you wish to! 
Ingredients:
(Serves about 5-6 people) (If cut in half, serves about 3-4)
* 1 cup of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
* 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 4 TBSP. of Rice Vinegar (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 16 ounces of Wide Lo Mein Noodles (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 6 TBSP of Vegetable Oil
* 1 1/2 LBS of Beef (I used Flank Steak)
* 3-4 Red Bell Peppers
* 2-3 Large Shallots
* 3 tsp of Asian Chili Garlic Sauce (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 1 tsp. of Five-Spice Powder (found in the Asian section of Wegmans or an Asian Market)
* 1/2 cup of Frozen Peas (optional)
Procedure:
* Get all of  you chopping and cutting done and them set aside.
* Seed the pepper and slice into desired sized strips
* Peel and slice the shallots very thin
* Slice the Beef into about 2 inch long strips (but cutting against the grain of the meat it makes it more tender)
* whisk the broth, soy sauce, and vinegar together in a bowl and set aside
* In a large skillet, hear 4 TBSP of the oil on Medium-High Heat. Cook the Steak for about 2 minutes on Both sides and them place in a bowl and set aside.
* Boil water and boil the Lo Mein Noodles according to the package (about 5 minutes in lightly salted water)
* Drain when Done
* Meanwhile, heat the rest  of the oil in the skillet and add the Bell Peppers and Shallots and cook until just soften for about 2-3 minutes on Medium/Medium High Heat.
* Add the Chili-Garlic Sauce and Five-Spice Powder and cook for about 1 minute
* Add the Broth mixture and Beef
* Add in the Noodles and Mix together well.
*Serve on a plate or bowl
~*~Enjoy!~*~

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Good for you for trying Chinese food at home!! Looks amazing

Yolanda said...

Thank you Ashley!