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Old 02-23-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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My chow mien needs help

i'm going to be making a chow mien dish this weekend.
very simple .i was going to cook the veggies(carrots,celery,mushrooms, broccoli) julienne strips and small pieces
toss in noodels and bean sprouts. oh and some shrimp
i was wondering about a sauce to cook it in- i have chicken broth,i also have a soya sauce and a stir fry sauce. I want flavour but i don't want to make it heavy like a stir fry.
any ideas and tips would be great.

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Old 02-23-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Go buy either an oyster sauce (my personal preference) or a teriyaki sauce. Just toss a squirt in with your chow mein and it will perk it right up.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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I second Alix's suggestion. Oyster sauce is particularly tasty, even though I don't eat oysters themselves. Also spice them up with crushed garlic and freshly ground ginger root when you sautè the vegs.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:13 PM   #4
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Try this combination:


2 Tb Oyster Sauce
1 Tb Soy Sauce
1/2 Tb Dry Sherry
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Cornstarch
1/4 C Chicken or Vegetable Stock

Combine the ingredients and add it to the stir-fry.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:44 AM   #5
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I add chopped garlic to my fried noodles at all times and season with soya sauce and pepper. I do not use oyster sauce in my Asian cooking because of health concerns.
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Black bean sauce or Hoisin is good too, just use a little less Soy sauce with them.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:10 PM   #7
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Geez, now I want some stir fry.
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thanks for all the ideas. All the choices sound good--hard to pick just one. making it tonight.Well let you all know how it turns out.
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