Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Lo Mein

Hello

Chow Mein and Lo Mein are both usually prepared using soft egg noodles – which are wheat based therefore not making them suitable for a gluten free diet.  I’ve already had a go at making chow mien and you can find the recipe on my website.  Lo Mein has more sauce than Chow Mein and the noodles are softer as they are cooked in the broth rather than stir fried like Chow Mein.  I experimented and found flat rice noodles worked best for this recipe as a gluten free noodle substitute, hope you like it.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Lo Mein

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Lo Mein

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot, cut into strips
  • 1 pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free flour
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 100g gluten free rice noodles
  • handful of spinach
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a large shallow pan over a medium heat
  2. Saute the chicken, carrot, pepper, onion, garlic, Chinese 5 spice, brown sugar, chilli and ginger for 5-10 minutes
  3. Sprinkle over the flour and stir in
  4. Pour in the soy sauce and chicken
  5. Add in the noodles and bring to the boil
  6. Turn down the heat to a simmer, cover with a  lid and cook for 10 minutes
  7. Add in the spinach and season to taste
  8. Cook for 2 minutes then serve immediately

Gluten and Dairy Free Ginger Soy Salmon with Noodles

Hello everyone

Today’s recipe is for ginger and soy salmon with noodles.  You can find the recipe here: Gluten and Dairy Free Ginger Soy Salmon with Noodles  I used Tamari for my gluten free soy sauce and King soba buckwheat noodles.

I’ve been totally spoiled since coming out of the hospital and my lovely friends sent me a box of gluten and vegan salted caramel brownies from Bad Brownie – well worth checking out if you want a free from treat – they are delicious.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Ginger Soy Salmon with Noodles

Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free noodles
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • handful of green beans, finely sliced
  • handful of fresh coriander
  • 3 tablespoons, gluten free soy sauce
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the noodles per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large shallow pan
  3. Add the garlic, 1/2 teaspoon chilli, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 5 spice
  4. Add in the vegetables and stir fry for 4 minutes
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Add in the noodles and soy sauce
  7. Cook for a further 2 minutes
  8. Use the remaining chilli, ginger and seasoning to sprinkle on the salmon and cook for about 4 minutes on each side in a hot pan
  9. Serve the noodles with the salmon and some fresh coriander

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles

Hello everyone

I’ve recently discovered that a Chinese restaurant in the little village next to me offers a fairly large selection of dishes that are gluten and dairy free.  It’s great being able to have another take away option whenI have friends round.  Last time we shared chicken with cashew nuts, chicken Szechwan, vegetable rice, chilli salt chips and BBQ roast ribs – very exciting to find this all gluten free.

Today’s recipe is following the Chinese theme and is for pork and mushroom noodles.  My favourite gluten free noodles are made by King Soba.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Mushroom Noodles

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free noodles
  • 2 good quality gluten free sausages, sliced into thick rings
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 pepper, finely slices
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons, gluten free soya sauce
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the noodles per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large shallow pan
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and 5 spice
  4. Add the sausage and stir fry for 5 minutes
  5. Add in the vegetables and stir fry for 4 minutes
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add in the noodles and soya sauce
  8. Cook for a further 2 minutes
  9. Enjoy

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Chilli Chicken

serves / makes 2
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

Hello everyone, hope you are having a great Sunday. I’m on the train back to Edinburgh after a fun few days visiting friends and also going to the Allergy and Free From Show (more details to follow soon).

I’m using the time wisely, typing up recipes for my new book and uploading some recipes to share with you guys next week. I thought I would start with my recipe for sweet chilli chicken.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pepper, diced
  • 6 mini sweetcorn, cut into slices

For the Sweet Chilli Sauce:

  • 60g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Small pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce

For serving:

  • egg fried rice
  • prawn crackers

Method

  1. Put a drizzle of olive oil in a shallow pan and place on a medium heat
  2. Add the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes
  3. Add in the onion, pepper and sweetcorn and cook for a further 5 minutes
  4. Make the sweet chilli sauce by placing the caster sugar and water into a small saucepan over a medium heat
  5. Over a medium heat, stir until the sugar is dissolved
  6. Bring to the boil for about 5 minutes until thickened
  7. In a small bowl, mix the garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes, lime juice and soy sauce into a paste
  8. Add the paste into the sugar syrup and boil for another 1-2 minutes
  9. Stir through the chicken and vegetables and cook gently for 5 minutes
  10. Serve with egg fried rice and prawn crackers

Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Onion Chinese Dumplings

serves / makes 5 dumplings
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

Happy Chinese New Year. I was born in the year of the rooster – what year are you?

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so I thought I would upload a little gluten and dairy free dumpling recipe. I’ll be honest and say I don’t really know a lot about Chinese cooking so not sure how authentic this recipe is. I used minced pork for my filling but you can use whatever you fancy. I also decided to quickly fry my dumplings after they were cooked to give them a little crispy outer but you don’t need to do that.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the dumpling wrappers:

  • 128g gluten free plain flour
  • 105ml water
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the filling:

  • 100g pork mince
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce

Method

gluten free dumplings

  1. To make the wrappers mix the flour, seasoning and water together to form a smooth dough
  2. Cover with clingfilm and leave to rest for 10 minutes
  3. Divide into 5 balls then roll out into 3 inch diameter circles
  4. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the filling
  5. Place small amounts of the filling mixture into the centre of each wrapper
  6. Wet the edges with a drop of water and fold in half to form a crescent shape
  7. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
  8. Place the dumplings in the pan and cook for 15 minutes
  9. Drain the water and either serve as is or gently fry in a little olive oil for a crispy dumpling
  10. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Noodles

serves / makes 2
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free noodles
  • 200g prawns
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 pepper, finely slices
  • 3 tablespoons, gluten free soya sauce
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the noodles per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large shallow pan
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and 5 spice
  4. Add in the vegetables and prawns and stir fry for 5 minutes
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Add in the noodles and gluten free soya sauce
  7. Cook for a further 2 minutes
  8. Enjoy

Gluten and Dairy Free Peking Duck Pancakes

serves / makes 4
60 prep time
60 mins cooking time

Description

Chinese is back on the menu!

A lot of Chinese cooking contains gluten due to the fact that traditional soy sauce is made from wheat. I picked up some gluten free soy sauce in Sainsburys so decided to have a go at some Chinese cooking. I went for a roast Peking duck served with some gluten free pancakes.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the duck:

  • 1 duck crown
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds

For the pancakes:

  • 60g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 80ml water
  • 80ml dairy free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 30g dairy free spread, melted
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

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For the peking duck:

  • Pat the duck crown dry with kitchen towel and then score the skin with a sharp knife
  • In a small bowl combine the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, five spice, salt and pepper
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce until it forms a paste
  • Spread over the duck
  • Leave the duck to marinade for a couple of hours in the fridge or overnight if you have time
  • Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  • Heat a large shallow pan over a high heat
  • Place the duck, skin side down, in the pan and cook for 5 minutes
  • Place the duck in a roasting pan, skin side up
  • Stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and the honey
  • Spread on the duck and top with the sliced oranges
  • Roast the duck in the oven for 55 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes
  • Carve into slices

For the pancakes:

  • Beat together all the ingredients in a large bowl until smooth
  • Brush a shallow pan with oil and place on the cooker over a medium heat
  • Add one tablespoon of the mixture into the pan
  • Spread out the mix by tilting the pan until you have a paper thin pancake
  • Cook for 1 minute each side
  • Repeat until all the batter has been used
  • Serve the pancakes filled with the Peking duck, carrot, cucumber and plum sauce