Shrimp Majestic with Chow Mein Noodles

shrimp majestic

An absolutely delicious shrimp and chow mein stir fry recipe…

I’ve already shared the recipe for making Chicken majestic with Peppers, this is one of my top favorites among the dishes I’d tried recently. The other day, I’d a huge debate within myself on what to make for dinner. Finally, I settled for chicken majestic and decided to make it once again. I opened the freezer to find that I was out of chicken. Have to tell you that the freezing cold weather has made me lazy and I’m skipping my weekly grocery shoppings. How I wish my refrigerator and pantry got filled up automatically.

However, I had a bag of shrimp in my freezer. I thought, if not chicken majestic then it’s going to be shrimp majestic. I tweaked my original recipe a bit and stir fried shrimp majestic and chow mein together. Now, I am a huge fan of this recipe. My man and I loved this dish so much that we ate a lot than usual. It was truly irresistible…

shrimp majestic with chow mein noodles

Shrimp Majestic with Chow Mein Noodles
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
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Serves: 4 People
 
Ingredients
For marinating shrimp
  • Shrimp, shelled and deveined- 20
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Corn starch- 4 tbsp
  • Egg white- from 1 egg
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- a few pinches
For making shrimp majestic
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Green pepper, sliced thin- 1
  • Red pepper, sliced thin- 1
  • Onion, sliced thin- 1
  • Chili powder- 3 /4 tsp to 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Tomato ketchup- 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1½ tbsp
  • Yogurt or curd, beaten- ½ cup
  • Green onion or spring onions, chopped- 1 stalk
  • Cilantro chopped- ¼ cup
Other ingredients
  • Vegetable Oil- ¼ cup to pan fry shrimp
  • Crispy Chow Mein Noodles- 1 packet
Instructions
Pan frying shrimp
  1. In a bowl, combine the shrimp with all the above mentioned ingredients 'for marinating shrimp'. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat, add ¼ cup oil.
  3. Drop the marinated shrimp in oil and pan fry till they turn golden brown and crispy.
  4. Using a slotted spoon remove the pan fried shrimp from the oil and place them on a plate lined with kitchen paper towel. Keep aside.
Cooking Noodles
  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat, fill ¾ th of the pan with water. Let the water come to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the crispy chow mein noodles in hot water and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds. This is to soften the noodles. Drain the water and keep aside the noodles.
  3. Do not over cook the noodles, it will turn mushy.
Cooking Shrimp Majestic and stir frying with Noodles
  1. Place a wok or non-stick pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil. ( if you have any oil left after pan frying shrimp, use that)
  2. Add the green pepper, red pepper and onion, season with salt and saute till the veggies turn translucent and light golden in color.
  3. Add chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Combine well.
  4. Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, combine well and cook for a minute.
  5. Beat the yogurt or curd using a whisk or spoon, add to the pan. Combine well and let cook for a minute.
  6. Taste and add more salt or chili powder for spice if needed.
  7. Add the pan fried shrimp, stir fry in the sauce.
  8. Add green onions and cilantro, combine well and cook for a few seconds.
  9. Finally, add the cooked chow mein noodles, combine well and stir fry for a 2 minutes.
  10. Remove the wok from the heat.
  11. Serve the shrimp majestic with noodles on a plate and enjoy when it is warm.
Notes
Chow mein noodles tastes better than other noodles.

 

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