Frire - Mauritian Chow Mein
recipe comes from Recipes from Mauritius by Madeleine
Philippe which is a web site dedicated to recipes from,
as you would expect from the title, Mauritius.
eating habits of the Mauritians inevitably reflect the
ethnic diversity of its people" . . . if you
would like to see more of Madeleine's recipes have a
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grams Chinese noodles
225 grams skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 steamed Chinese sausages
250 grams shelled and de-veined green prawns
2 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon garlic finely crushed
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
125 grams beansprouts
4 spring onions
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
freshly crushed red chillies (optional)
the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water until tender
but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain
well again. Put aside.
the chicken breast into small 1/2 cm or 1/4 in pieces.
Place in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce,
1 tablespoon dry sherry and sesame oil. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Mix well, cover and allow to marinate.
and de-vein the green prawns. Cut into 1/2 cm or 1/4
inch pieces. Add 1 tablespoon dry sherry. Add salt
and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover and allow to
the Chinese sausages until well swollen. Allow to
cool and cut at an angle into thin slices. Put aside.
and clean the beansprouts. Remove all the stringy
bits, drain and put aside.
the spring onions and chop into thin slices.
the 2 eggs into an omelette batter. Add salt and pepper
up a wok or large frying pan and add 1 tablespoon
oil. Spread the oil all over to coat the wok completely.
Stir cook the egg omelette batter. Remove from frying
pan. Allow to cool and cut into small pieces according
to your preference. ( Remove all cooked omelette from
wok or frying pan to avoid burning of food later on).
half the remaining oil in a wok or large frying pan
over a high heat. When it starts smoking, add the
chicken mixture. (Optional: add the freshly crushed
fry for 2 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Drain
oil from chicken pieces and remove from wok or frying
pan to a dish. Keep warm.
the remaining oil to the wok or frying pan. Heat to
simmering point and stir in the garlic and shelled
prawns. Stir fry for one minute or until the prawns
are slightly cooked. Remove prawns and put aside.
the sliced Chinese sausages in the pan and add the
noodles in a gradual manner. Mix well and stir cook
taking taking care not to break the noodles. Separate
the noodles rather than break.
mix in the fried chicken pieces.
with 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and 2 tablespoons
of mushroom soy sauce.
add the beansprouts, sliced omelette and the prawns.
Mix well without crushing the prawns or the noodles.
fry until the noodles are heated through.
the chopped spring onions and mix well. Serve at once
and eat hot, with a chatini pomme d'amour (tomato
with chilli chutney).
Madeleine Philippe @ Philippe OnLine 2000