Newfoundland chow mein is an Atlantic Canadian specialty, this regional variation replaces the traditional egg noodles with thinly sliced cabbage to accommodate limited access to authentic Chinese ingredients.
It is usually served with salt beef or corned beef, fried onions and carrots. A popular way to enjoy chowmein from Newfoundland is to top it with a generous layer of crunchy potato chips for added texture and flavour.
This dish is often found as part of a traditional “jiggs dinner” which consists of boiled potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and of course the main attraction – chow mein. To bring out all its flavours, it is usually served with ketchup or hot sauce. Newfoundland chow mein is a delicious option that has been part of the local cuisine for many years and will surely stay in our hearts forever.
Look At Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 200g cooked chicken, cubed or shredded (or use store bought rotisserie chicken)
- 200g cooked ham, cubed or shredded
- 1 can creamed corn
- 2 cups cooked egg noodles
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Newfoundland Chow Mein Recipe Instructions
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Then add, 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, soy sauce and green chilli sauce
- Add chicken, ham, creamed corn, egg noodles, oregano, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook until heated through and flavours are combined, about 8-10 minutes.
- Serve hot with parsley for garnish (optional). Enjoy!
Note: You can also add other vegetables of your choice such as carrots, mushrooms or bell peppers. This dish is also delicious with shrimp or tofu instead of the chicken and ham. Feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own! Enjoy!