Sunday, June 10, 2007

I Like my Noodles - Fried Wheat Noodles With Chicken n Yellow Chives

Yellow Chinese Chives are extremely tasty when combined with wheat noodles, pork and dried shitake mushrooms. My version is prepared with chicken and king oyster mushrooms.
300 gms dried hand made noodles
500 gms boneless chicken legs, cut into strips
4 tablespoons oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled & lightly crushed
100 gms bean sprouts
200 gms yellow chinese chives, cut into 3-inch long pieces
100 gms shitake mushrooms

Marinade for chicken meat
1 tsp rice wine
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
5 tablespoons chicken stock or water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Cook noodles in boiling water till cooked and blanche in cold water; drain thoroughly.
Cut chicken into thin slices
In a small bowl, combine the chicken with the marinade ingredients.
Heat a wok or large skillet until it's hot.
Add 2 tbsp oil and the garlic.
When the garlic has browned slightly (15 seconds) add the pork and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Remove the chicken and garlic with a slotted spoon.
Reheat the wok and add the remaining 2 tbsp oil.
When it's very hot add the noodles, sprouts, mushrooms and chives and stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauces, chicken stock, salt, and sugar.
Continue to stir-fry for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Return the chicken and garlic to the wok, continuing to stir-fry for another minute.
Give the mixture several more good stirs, add the sesame oil, and turn out onto a platter to serve.

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