Dinner: Homemade Asian Food

4 years ago

This was a dinner I whipped together two Saturday`s ago. I had been wanting to make homemade lo mein for a while. I had picked up the noodles with all good intentions to make it and just waited for the urge to strike and strike it did. I will say this was SUCH a fabulous meal! I was quite impressed with how good it was, my boyfriend was in heaven and ate two plates at dinner time and later on at night ended up having another bowl of lo mein. For the lo mein I put my noodles in a pot of boiling water and cooked until they were tender, but a bit al dente. While my water was coming to a boil I prepped all my veggies -- fresh broccoli, onions, peppers. fresh ginger, garlic. I wasn`t going to shred carrots, so I bought a bag of shredded carrots. I then opened and drained the can of baby corn and some sliced and whole water chestnuts. In my skillet I heated thru a teaspoon of sesame oil and a teaspoon of olive oil. Ohh my I am in love with sesame oil it`s SUCH a pungent smell but it smells amazingly and just promotes great flavoring. I put my garlic and fresh ginger in, then added in my onions and green peppers. Letting them cook to take some of the crunchiness of the veggies away, but not over cooking to the point they were mush. I added in my carrots, baby corn and water chestnuts and a bit of reduced sodium soy sauce and some water. I didn`t want my broccoli to be too crunchy, so I blanched it for a minute in the boiling water with the noodles. I added in some oyster sauce, some more soy sauce, and a splash of teriyaki sauce. When my noodles and broccoli were drained, I added it into the pan mixing and ensuring the seasonings were on point -- and they were. It was SO delicious, better than any lo mein I`ve had at a Chinese restaurant. For my meat, I originally went to the market looking for flank steak to follow this http://www.skinnytaste.com/2008/07/asian-flank-steak-skewers-4-ww-pts.html but my market did not have flank steak. So I grabbed sirloin tips since that was about as close to flank as I was going to get. When I went to make this meal I trimmed all visible fat off the steak, cut up the meat into chunks and marinated in the fridge. The marinade was quite good and easily simple. I followed the directions which included using soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and the juice from a lime. It was SUCH a great marinade! I will say though it was slightly salty (then again I am not much of a salt person) but it wasn`t overly salty that it was unpalatable. It was tasty. You can imagine I`ll most definitely be making this meal again. Next time I want to try it with chicken. I suspect it would work just as well. I`m going to have to make a trip to H-Mart because the store I bought my noodles at doesn`t have the particular brand I am looking for.
QUESTION: What is your favorite Asian dish to recreate at home? Images are mine do not take or use. Thank you.

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