Learning how to make shrimp chow mein is easy, and the results are delicious. This dish comes complete with protein, vegetables and carbohydrates, so it's a healthy choice for anyone in the family. Shrimp chow mein is also great for leftovers, as it always tastes just as good (or better) the next day. Depending upon the portions served, this recipe serves four to six people.
To make shrimp chow mein, you will need:
- 1/2 lb. Chinese egg noodles
- 7 tbsp. peanut oil
- 6 oz. shrimp (shelled and deveined)
- 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 4 tbsp. chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 lb. bok choy
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 cup quartered white onions
- 3 green onions, coarsely chopped
- A wok or large skillet
- A large pot
- A spatula
- A strainer
- A small bowl
- A spoon
- A large platter
- Fill the large pot with water and bring to a boil to begin making shrimp chow mein. When the water is boiling, add the egg noodles. Cook until tender according to the package's directions.
- Drain the noodles. Add one tablespoon of peanut oil and toss. Set aside.
- Heat one tablespoon of peanut oil in the wok or large skillet. Get the peanut oil very hot (but not smoking) before adding ingredients. Sprinkle the shrimp with cornstarch and stir fry until the shrimp turn pink. Remove and set aside.
- Mix the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and chicken stock in a small bowl to make the shrimp chow mein sauce. Set aside.
- Heat two tablespoons of peanut oil in the wok or large skillet. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms, white onion, green onions and bok choy. Stir fry until all the vegetables are tender but crisp. Note that you should use fresh vegetables and medium-sized shrimp. To save time, prepare the vegetables and shrimp before cooking.
- Add the shrimp to the vegetable mixture. Mix well with the spatula.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the ingredients in the wok to make your shrimp chow mein tasty. Stir until the shrimp and vegetables are well coated. Remove the ingredients from the pan and set aside.
- Heat the remaining three tablespoons of oil in the wok as a final step to making shrimp chow mein. Add the noodles to the wok and stir fry until they are crispy and fried on the outside.
- Remove the noodles from the wok and you are ready to eat your shrimp chow mein. Put the noodles on a large platter and pour the vegetables and shrimp on top.
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