Leftovers

by Nora Ephron
Print Email

trader-vics.jpgIf by some chance you are looking for something really easy to do with your turkey leftovers, this is it.  It's a variation of the chicken chow mein you used to be able to get at the Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which is now more or less out of business.  Trader Vic's flameout was sad, because except for the mysteriously inept service, there were still wild and exciting things to eat there, starting with the classic Pupu Platter and including a curry served in a dish with room for about nine tiny little garnishes.  But oh well. So it goes.  Restaurants tend to break your heart.  The chicken chow mein was divine, especially if you ate it with a double order of toasted almonds and lots of chow mein noodles, and it's even better with turkey.

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make beginning to end.

TURKEY CHOW MEIN
 
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
½ onion, sliced
4 cups sliced green cabbage
1 cup sliced celery
½ cup bean sprouts
½ cup peapods
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 cups diced cooked turkey
toasted sliced blanched almonds
chow mein noodles
 

Heat oil in a large pan and stir fry onion, cabbage and celery for about 3-4 minutes, until the cabbage is wilted.  Add the broth, soy sauce and sesame oil and simmer for 3 more minutes.  Stir in the turkey, bean sprouts and peapods and simmer the chow mein until it’s heated through, just a couple of minutes.  If it seems dry, you can add a speck of water or chicken broth.  (This may need additional soy sauce too.)   Serve with Japanese rice made in a rice cooker, and toasted almonds and chow mein noodles.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

 

restaurant news

Bloodroot Restaurant
New England
by Michael Tucker

bloodrootladiesRestaurants aren’t supposed to be real. Real you can get at home. Restaurants are for fantasy of one kind or another. A shot-and-beer bar with sawdust on the floor can fulfill a fantasy or bolster...

Read more...
Food Adventure: Gjusta
Los Angeles
by Evan Kleiman

Gjusta-HaulBreakfast this weekend was punctuated with a pronouncement from The Mom. “The best fish I ever ate”, this from a women who has been eating cured, smoked, salted, baked salmon for 94 years. I may...

Read more...
Local Events: Santa Monica’s “SM Pier Seafood” Reopens as “The Albright”
Los Angeles
by The Editors

Albright Outdoor-IndoorLongtime Santa Monica Pier staple, SM Pier Seafood, has officially re-launched as The Albright. After 35 years, the family-owned and operated restaurant has passed down from mother to daughter and...

Read more...
L-Bo's BBQ and Grill
Georgia
by Laura Johnson

eating_ribs.jpgI grew up in the deep south, a small town called Hawkinsville, GA, population 3500. Probably the best thing I have ever eaten in my life is the BBQ we had on special occasions on our farm. I know,...

Read more...