Saturday, May 12, 2012

Veggie Noodles in Black Bean Sauce

Ingredients for sauce (2 servings)
  • 2-3 tablespoons fermented black beans, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 block tofu, cut into 1cm x 1cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 pound lo mein noodles

These are the fermented black beans!

  • In a medium sized pot, add oil and fry the onions. 
  • When the onions are slightly transparent, add garlic and fermented black beans. Fry until everything is fragrant.

  • Add the carrots, celery and green peppers. Fry until they are half cooked.
  • Add tofu, sesame oil, oyster sauce and stock, then fry until everything is combined.
  • Let simmer for about 5 minutes.

  • In another pot, boil water, and cook lo mein noodles to the desired doneness. (Approximately 5-7 minutes.)

  • Drain noodles, then divide equally into two portions.
  • Pour half the sauce onto each portion.
  • Serve, toss and eat.

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