Welcome to my simple avocado chow mein recipe.
I am a huge Chinese food addict. It started when I was 11 years old and my mum first introduced me to Chinese food. We went out with one of my friends and our mums and went to this quiet little Chinese restaurant. I was all excited as I was always eating next door in the Indian restaurant and it was the chance to try something new.
I remember like it was yesterday what we had even though it was 1993. We started off with a mixed starter that we all shared. There was spring onions, prawn toast, seaweed, prawn crackers and loads of other lovely things that I had never tried before. Then we had a course with crispy duck in pancakes and that was amazing and has to be the biggest Chinese food addiction that I have had ever since. I then had chicken chow mein and to say I was stuffed was an understatement.
From that moment on I wanted Chinese food and I wanted lots of it.
Then whenever my parents left me with some takeaway money while they were out I would go around the corner to the Chinese takeaway and get some chips, prawn crackers and sweet and sour sauce. And after doing this on a regular basis I totally forgot about the chip shop, the pizza shop and kebabs were a distant memory.
Even now living in Portugal we often have a Chinese and we make plenty of it ourselves. We have a fantastic Chinese wok in the shopping centre and we also have a great Chinese supermarket so that we can make plenty of things at home.
This recipe that I am going to share with you is a healthy take of chow mein and is perfect for serving up for kids for dinner!
- 3 Large Courgettes
- 1 Large Onion (peeled and diced)
- 1 Large Avocado
- 1tbsp Garlic Puree
- 1Tsp Ginger Puree
- 2Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1Tbsp Chinese Five Spice
- 1Tsp Mixed Spice
- 1Tsp Worcester Sauce
- 1Tbsp Soy Sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Using your spiralizer make your courgettes into zoodles and put to one side.
- In your wok add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook on a medium heat with the olive oil.
- Chop your avocado in half. Slice one half and mash up the other. Add the mashed side to the wok along with the different herbs and spices. And mix well.
- Add the courgette zoodles and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Add the rest of the avocado that you have sliced up and cook for a further 2 minutes.
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