Monday, September 17, 2012
Ever since I made Sesame Chicken, John has been talking about HIS favorite chinese food dish. It's not found on a lot of menus (surprisingly), but when we went out to dinner with Awa a few months ago a local restaurant here served it. John was so excited to find it, I literally thought he was going to keel over in anticipation.
While he acknowledged it was good, it wasn't up to his normal Maine standards (whatever THAT means). His first introduction to this dish was in a small Chinese restaurant that he used to go to frequently, just for this dish. Now that this favorite Chinese restaurant is hundreds of miles away, I guess it falls to me to make up for it. And if there is anything I love to do, it's make him happy.
The best part of this dish (we pronounce it My Foon) is that it is so light and easy! There is a small splash of sauce, and that's it, which is great for any low-sodium or low-fat diet! I love the variety of vegetables and each one gets to sing a little bit when you bite into it. Distinct, yet incorporates fully into one delectable dish. Do I even need to tell you that it's already on the menu for next week again?
Chicken Mei Fun
8 ounces thin Chinese noodles
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 chicken breast, cubed
1 green pepper, julienne
1 red pepper, julienne
2 carrots, shredded
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain. Over high heat, drizzle the oil over the bottom of a wok. Add chicken cubes and cook until golden on all sides. Add green pepper, red pepper, and carrots. Cook until crisp. Push the chicken and vegetables to one side and add the eggs. Scramble quickly and incorporate into the chicken and vegetables. Add the drained noodles, chicken broth, soy sauce, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes, until everything is warmed through and mixed well. Serve immediately.
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