Chop Suey


Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces mung bean sprouts, well rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 (5-ounce) can water chestnuts, well drained and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese hot chili paste
  • Cooked egg noodles or white rice, accompaniment
  • Green onions, finely sliced, garnish
Directions

In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the oyster sauce, the soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of the wine, sugar, pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the pork and toss to coat. Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.

In another bowl, make the sauce by combining the remaining tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon wine, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and the chicken broth, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Set aside.

Place a large wok over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides and bottom. Add the garlic and cook for 10 seconds. Add the pork and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the onions and peppers and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the celery and the mushrooms and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the bean sprouts and water chestnuts, stir to mix well and cook until crisp-tender. Make a well in the center and add the sauce and chili paste. Cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens and the pork is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and serve over noodles or white rice. Garnish with green onions and serve.

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    We frequently do stir fry but this is our absolute favorite recipe! As with all Emeril's recipes I try and follow the recipe exactly, right down to the technique.
    This was very good. I would not call it outstanding though. I made a few changes. I did not have red peppers so I used sliced carrots. Also, I had a leftover savoy cabbage and I added that cooked at the end. I also used bean sprouts out of a can instead of fresh ones. It probably would have been better fresh. We don't like things too spicy so I left out the chili sauce and used grated ginger instead. About 1/2 tsp. Very good sauce. I served with brown basmati rice.
    Wonderful recipe! I used a left over pork cutlet and it still came out fantastic. I doubled the sauce ingrediants because we like extra with our rice. I also threw in a few bok choy stalks. Definitely will make this again. My husband ate three helpings and asked, "What is this again?"
    Thanks for the great easy recipe. Loved it and directions were so easy to follow. The only thing I did differently was saute a little chopped ginger with the garlic because I love the taste and smell combined.
    This taste just like what you would get in a Chinese Restaurant in the MA/NH area! Thanks Emeril!
    I made this recipe and it is fantastic.The best chop suey recipe i've found online.
    Saw Emeril live put this dish together. Seeing was believing. It is a easy, fast and pretty tasty main course. The only problem is the recipe accidentally omits 1 or 2 Tbsp of sesame oil for the wok. I think that is what Emeril used. At least it is what I use when I stir fry foods in the wok. The recipe states, "Add the oil" but neglects to mention the amount and type of "oil."
     
     
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