Monday, December 7, 2009

Daddy's Diner

We are blessed at our house to have a Daddy who loves to cook. Tonight my hubby Sam cooked up one of his newest recipes that I wanted to share with you. Sam's Vegetable Lo Mein is out of this world and kid approved. The boys like to eat the trees (broccoli) and the shot puts (carrots) You can easily add shrimp or chicken to make it just like the restaurant add on. (And we won't even charge you a dollar up charge.) Sam uses buckwheat noodles, but you can use regular spaghetti noodles to make it a pasta dish with a twist at your house.

Sam's Vegetable Lo Mein

Bring several quarts of water to a boil. Add:

1/2 LB Lo Mien or Spaghetti Noodles
1 TSP Salt

Boil noodles for less one or two minutes less than package instructions. Drain noodles and stir 1 TBLS sesame oil in the noodles and set aside.
Next, prepare the vegetables.

2 Stalks of Celery Chopped
2 Carrots Chopped
1 Broccoli Crown Chopped
1 half of an Onion Diced

Heat a saute pan on high heat adding 1 TBLS canola oil and 1 TBLS of sesame oil. Saute all ingredients on high heat, stirring continually, for five minutes.
Set the vegetables aside and add 1 TBLS canola oil to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the noodles to the pan with 1 TBLS minced ginger. Saute, stirring for five minutes.

1/4 CUP Hoisin Sauce
2 TBLS Soy Sauce

Add vegetables into the pan with the noodles and combine all.
To make it even better serve with chopped peanuts and mung bean sprouts.

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