Beef and Vegetable Lo Mein
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
1 package (12 ounces) fresh Chinese-style noodles
4 quarts boiling water
4 Chinese dried black, or shiitake, mushrooms
1 tablespoon sesame, or vegetable, oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces beef eye of round steak, fat trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced carrots
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon black bean paste
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
Cook noodles in 4 quarts boiling water until tender, about 2 minutes; drain and reserve. Place dried mushrooms in bowl; pour hot water over to cover. Let stand until mushrooms are soft, about 15 minutes; drain.
Slice mushrooms, discarding tough parts.
Heat oil in wok or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Stir-fry mushrooms, gingerroot, and garlic 2 minutes. Add beef; stir-fry until beef is cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from wok.
Add broccoli and carrots to work; stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from wok.
Combine 1/3 cup water, sherry, and cornstarch; add to wok and heat to boiling. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in black bean paste and soy sauce. Return beef and vegetable mixtures to wok; add noodles. Stir-fry over medium heat until hot through, 2 to 3 minutes.
Protein: 22.1 g
Sodium: 153 mg
Cholesterol: 41.2 mg
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 37.9 g
Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 2 Bread, 2-1/2 Meat