Today is Chinese New Year.
It is the farewell of the Horse and on to a bit of confusion… they aren’t sure if it is the Year of the Sheep, Goat or Ram. In Mandarin “horned animal” actually covers all three and that is why no-one is quite certain of really which one. And why you will hear all three.
Regardless, the Sheep is the least favorite animal of the Chinese Zodiac. It is considered a weak follower and very docile rather than a strong leader. But it doesn’t matter there will always still be a celebration, nevertheless.
And tonight my family rang in the New Year with me making a Chinese style meal, Turkey Chow Mein.
Gluten Free Turkey Chow Mein
12 oz gluten free Spaghetti
1 lb Turkey Tenderloin, cubed
3 cups frozen vegetables
1/4 large yellow onion, large slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
1/4 cup gluten free sweet soy sauce
2 teaspoon gluten free thin soy sauce
1/4 cup gluten free oyster sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper or to taste
1 tablespoon Marin wine
Cook noodles per directions, drain and set aside.
On medium heat take a wok and heat olive oil to sauté frozen veggies until tender. Add onion and sauté for a few more minutes.
In a small bowl, mix all Marinade ingredients. Add diced turkey and marinade for 5-10 minutes.
Add Turkey and marinade to wok and coat vegetables thoroughly. Continue to stir fry until Turkey is cooked through.
Add noodles and coat evenly trying not to break noodles.