Hot and Spicy Chow mein
I have no idea what should go in chow mein so im guessing this is as about as authentic as one of those dvd’s you seen on car boot stalls, but it tasted good and went down a treat.
It serves two or three and takes no time at all, you can add chicken or some other meat if you like but I quite like it with just bacon.
- 6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped up into cubes/slices
- 1 bunch of spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
- 1 carrot, chopped into match sticks
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 nice big hot chilli. finely chopped
- 2 big handfuls of your favourite mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 cloves of garlic, grated
- 1/2 tea spoon of Chinese 5 spice powder
- 100ml sherry
- olive oil
- 1 bunch of egg noodles per person
- 2 table spoons soy sauce
- black pepper
- Heat a wok or heavy based frying pan up so it’s really hot, add a splash of olive oil and fry the bacon until nice and crispy, remove from the pan and place on some kitchen towel to drain.
- Cook the noodles as per the instructions and drain.
- Get the pan really hot again and fry the onions, mushrooms, peppers and carrots, after about 60 seconds add the 5 spice powder, chilli, garlic and ginger and mix into the vegetables, fry until the veg are cooked.
- Add the bacon to the pan followed sherry, careful in case it flames up, cook the alcohol off for a minute or so then add the soy sauce.
- Add the noodles and stir well.
- Taste and then add the black pepper along with any extra soy sauce or sherry your feel necessary.