Recipe #39 – Pork chow mein

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Recipe #39 – Pork chow mein

Right, as you may have guessed from the infrequency of my last few posts, we are still kitchen-less… building is somewhat taking its toll, but the end is hopefully in sight.

Adding to the stress has been doing OTHER building renovations simultaneously: new guttering, replacing the front of our house with aluminum extrusions etc. ARGGG…

A saving grace has been having my in-laws close by, allowing us to use their kitchen, washing machine and dish washer, so it was only fitting to return the favour with a meal.

I chose something simple to prepare, seemingly, pork chow mein, which is a fair staple on Chinese take-out menu’s, yet still not something I had attempted to make cook myself.

The dish called for water chestnuts, which were a new ingredient to me. They were fairly easy to find and a bit of a marvel actually, they look like chesnuts, but taste nothing like them.

The only downside to this recipe were the noodles, only because I purchased quick boiling ones. Having not read the recipe ahead of time caused me to over cook them as the ‘add the broccoli florets to the noodles for the last 3 minutes of cooking’ step appeared several steps after I had already added them to the boiling water and my noodles were only 3 minute ones, DOH! They ended up being a little stogy, which is never fun.

Overall certainly 20 minute worthy and a dish I’d cook again, correcting my noodle misdemeanor in the process.

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“Recipe #39 – Pork chow mein”

  1. Avatar November 3rd, 2010 at 9:50 AM Recipe #42 - Tofu stir-fry with noodle salad | I'm no Jamie Oliver Says:

    […] as to avoid the mistake I made in the Pork chow mein recipe I bought the longest boiling time noodles I could find and boiled them with a green tea bag […]


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