Shrimp Chow Mei Fun
This Shrimp Chow Mei Fun is so easy and tasty, you won't be tempted to bring in Chinese for dinner. Buy some fortune cookies to complete the meal!
- 1 pound large fresh shrimp
- 6 ounce mei fun noodles, or vermicelli
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3 green onions
- 3 slice fresh ginger root
- Peanut oil or olive oil for frying
- 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (may substitute dry sherry or gin)
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
Adapted from chinesefood-eye.com
Place warm water in a large bowl, add mei fun noodles, soak until tender (but not too soft). While the noodles are soaking, cut the onion into strips, set aside.
Preheat wok over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons cooking oil and heat to hot, add ginger, stir briefly until aromatic (about 2 seconds), then add shrimp, stir fry until the color changes to pink and shrimp are cooked through.
Add onions to wok and stir fry briefly, then add Chinese cooking wine, light soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sugar. Mix together well, bring to a boil.
Add noodles into the center of sauce, completely soak and heat through. After the noodles are soft, stir around with meat and onions. (This step depends on how moist you want your chow mei fun noodles to be, if the noodles are too dry, just add some water into the wok, then boil through).
Season with salt, taste and adjust the seasonings, sprinkle with green onions just before serving.
Note: to cook chow fun noodles in sauce and not stick to the pan, the key is to heat the sauces to hot in advance with vegetables and/or meat, then add the noodles.