February 1st marks the Chinese New Year. And 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Grrr! The Tiger is known as the king of all animals in China, and is a symbol of strength and braveness.
Of course, food is a big part of any New Year celebration, whether lunar or solar. So, put on your tiger gear and make this delish dish for good luck.
Chicken Chow Low Mein
*recipe courtesy of bottomlessbrunch.com
8 ounces fresh egg noodles
1 tbsp sesame oil, plus 1 tsp
3 ounces chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
2½ tbsp groundnut oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
50g mangetout, finely shredded
1 carrot, finely shredded
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine
½ tsp freshly ground white pepper
½ tsp golden caster sugar
What to do:
In a pan of boiling water, cook the egg noodles for 3-5 mins, then drain and transfer them to cold water. Remove them and drain thoroughly, toss them with 1 tbsp of sesame oil and put to one side.
In a bowl combine your chopped chicken breast with 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp Shaohsing rice wine, ½ tsp white pepper and ½ tsp salt for the marinade, mix together and leave to marinate.
Heat a wok or large frying pan over a medium-high heat, add in 1 tbsp groundnut oil and add the chicken, stir-frying until cooked.
In another wok, add 1½ tbsps of groundnut oil and wait until hot, add 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and stir-fry until fragrant, before adding 50g of finely shredded mangetout and finely shredded carrot, stir fry for a minute.
Add in the noodles, 2 tsp light soy sauce, 2 tsp dark soy sauce,1 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine, ½ tsp golden caster sugar, 2 finely chopped spring onions and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
Add in the chicken to the noodles and vegetables and stir-fry until everything is warmed through.
Add 1 tsp sesame oil and give everything a good stir, before putting it on a plate to serve.
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