- lo mein noodles
- Anniversary Noodle Sauce
- garlic (sliced)
- cucumber (peeled, diced)
- Steam or boil lo mein noodles.
- Steam carrots and broccoli. Season with soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Heat Anniversary Noodle Sauce in skillet. Add broth to moisten.
- Serve in a pasta bowl – noodles, with sauce on top, veggies around edge.
- Garnish with garlic, cucumbers, cilantro.
- 4 Tablespoons garlic
- 5 pounds turkey (ground)
- 6 Tablespoons sherry
- 1 cup brown bean paste (-)
- 1 bunch scallions (small dice)
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Stir fry well, breaking down turkey so it becomes "crumbly."
- Add remaining ingredients, stirring frequently until broth evaporates.
Servings estimated using 1# of meat = 3 cups, cooked with 1 cup per serving.
From Jerry's archive: FIVE SPICE ANNIVERSARY NOODLES This is a traditional but very special Chinese banquet dish. The long noodles symbolize “long life.” Guess it works, because we’ve been serving this dish for—twenty years now. The sauce is made usually with ground pork, but because many of our patrons prefer poultry to pork, we’ve done it the following way. We serve this for just two months twice a year, but if it always was on, we’d sell it by the wheelbarrow full. 1) Boil egg noodles al dente. Drain, remove to a warm bowl, toss with 2 tsp good Japanese sesame oil 2) Combine in bowl: 2 tsp dry sherry (or use sweet and omit the sugar), or you may use dry vermouth 1/3 cup brown bean paste 4-5 scallions, cleaned, trimmed, diced 1/4” 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar (if using dry sherry or vermouth) 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, to taste 3) Heat 3 Tbsp vegatable or olive oil in wok or large saucepan, add 2 Tbsp (or more) fresh garlic, stir ten seconds, add 1 to 1 1/2 lbs chopped turkey or pork. Stir fry vigorously, breaking up all clumps of meat, till meat has lost all red color. Add contents of bowl—number 2, above—and stirring frequently till almost all broth evaporates. Put warm noodles on an attractive platter and spoon sauce all over, mixing gently. On a complementary smaller platter, arrange the following and let guests scatter what they like on their anniversary noodles. 5-8 cloves very finely sliced raw garlic (essential) peeled, cored, seeded, chopped cucumbers 2-3 cleaned scallions, shredded finely shredded carrot (for color) chopped, seeded fresh red and green hot peppers (also not traditional, but I like them)