I was driving in my car the other day, and Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon came on the radio, and it gave me a few ideas. Since I don’t really like Pina Coladas, and I think it’s rude to mutilate little old ladies, I settled on Beef Chow Mein. Depending on which Chinese food menu you order from, this will either be a noodle based stir fry or a a dish with lots of shredded veggies in a light sauce. I like both, but I am going with the more classic (at least I think it’s more classic) rendition.
Time: 30 Minutes
- Beef (I used boneless short rib meat)
- Noodles. I used green tea lo-mein noodles, but any lo-mein noodle or even spaghetti will do.
- Veggies of your choosing. I went with red pepper, green pepper, onion, snow peas, and mushroom.
- Soy Sauce
- Oil that has a high smoke point. I used peanut oil for this dish.
- Start to heat some water in a pot so it will be boiling at the right time.
- Slice all of your veggies.
- Heat a heavy bottomed pan or wok, and then pour in some oil.
- When the oil is hot, add your veggies.
- When your water is boiling, add your noodles to it, and let them cook.
- Thinly slice your beef into very thin pieces (against the grains if it’s a tougher cut of meat)
- Add your beef to your veggies, and pour in a little soy sauce. Stir fry it all together until the beef is nearly cooked (will not take long if you cut it thin enough)
- Drain your noodles, and pour them into your stir fry, and toss to combine. Let cook for a little while longer until everything is hot, and the noodles start to brown just a bit.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!