I was not too fond of anything with vegetables growing up, but this was the only dish my mom made with veggies that I truly enjoyed.
I now understand why my mom loved making this for my brother and me. It had the best flavor, packed with fresh vegetables, and it simply tastes incredible, especially over rice.
What is chop suey?
Chop suey consists of meat and vegetables with starch-thickened sauce. This dish originated in China and is highly popular in Filipino cuisine.
What you'll need:
Shrimp: Peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp. You can use fresh or frozen. If using frozen, completely thaw under refrigeration, prep, and pat dry.
Vegetables: The great thing about this dish is that you can use any vegetables you love. Traditionally, cabbage and bean sprouts are the main component of this dish, but I used whatever veggies I had on hand for this recipe.
Chop suey sauce: For the sauce, you can most certainly make this from scratch, but I picked up a chop suey mix from our local Asian market (Mamacitas Chopsuey/pancit mix). Traditionally the sauce consists of soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, oyster sauce, vegetable broth, and cornstarch to help thicken the sauce.
How to cook Chop suey?
-Start with mixing the Mamacita chop suey mix with 1 cup of water (set aside)
-Prep the vegetables, wash and dice them.
-Cook rice to serve with the shrimp chop suey.