I hope you are all having a lovely day. So a fellow blogger whom I am also proud to call a friend reached out to me. She requested I come up with quick and easy recipes you can prepare for work, so she can share with her followers. Zinny runs a human resources and workplace blog where she shares her ideas and solutions to challenges in the workplace. Zinny encourages you to be the best you can through self-development, and self-motivation which in turn will increase productivity and happiness among employees. The first recipe I will be sharing is my special Chow Mein Noodles. This is special because you can literally use any kind of meat or vegetables in this meal. I used up a lot of my leftovers, and the only thing I would say is missing are eggs and as life will have it, I used up all my eggs earlier in the day and forgot to pick up some more. really eggs?! 😒 I believe that is the one ingredient that should be constant in your fridge, you can literally do anything with eggs! Anyway before I start rambling on, here is my recipe to my special Chow Mein Noodles below 👇👇
Please be sure to visit Zinny’s blog Zinny Factor for your daily dose of ideas and solutions on how you can maximize productivity within your workplace.
Now let’s get to it.
Special Chow Mein
- 1 lb of Chow Mein Noodles
- 1 lb of Beef Sirloin (cleaned and thinly sliced)
- 1 cup of Shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
- 2 stalks of Scallions (sliced)
- 3-4 Bell Peppers (thinly sliced)
- 1 Cup of Bean Sprouts
- Yellow Onion (halved and sliced)
- 3 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 3 tbsp of Oyster Sauce
- 1 tsp of Chili Paste or Sriracha
- 2 tbsp of Sesame oil
- 3 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
- Step 1 In your Wok or Pan, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and when it is hot, add your beef and stir fry until cooked
- Step 2 this should take at least 3-5 minutes. Set aside. If you are adding eggs to this meal, scramble your eggs and set aside before cooking your beef. Set heat on medium high.
- Step 3 In a bowl, add boiling hot water into your chow mein and let it sit for at least 2 minutes. Sieve and set aside.
- Step 4 In your Wok or pan, add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add your vegetables, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. If you are using Chili paste, add to the vegetables at this point. Add your beef, shrimps and eggs and stir fry for another 1-2 minutes. Set heat on medium high
- Step 5 Add your noodles, soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir fry for at least 2 minutes. Cover and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Uncover and add your sesame oil and if you are using sriracha sauce, add to your noodles at this point. And stir fry for another 2 minutes. Set heat on medium high.
- Step 6 Your food is ready!!!