This recipe for chop suey creates an excellent light meal. It’s full of flavour, is healthy and I’m sure your family will love you for it.
It is a variation on the classic Chinese Chop Suey recipe.
The recipe uses beef, but chicken or any other meat, or no meat at all also works just fine.
Cooking for a crowd? Just multiply by 10, 20. 30 or however many you’re feeding. Samoan chop suey also goes by the name "Sapasui". This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks. "These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
It is very adaptable and easy. Make it your own and create your own signature dish.
Sapasui consists of meat (chicken, beef or pork), and quickly seared vegetables such as carrots, brocoli and green beans that are sautéed in a sauce made of soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
It's cheap, delicious and fast to prepare.
Sprinkle1½ tsp baking soda (bi-carbonate soda) on your beef cuts.
Toss with fingers trying to lightly coat everything, leave for 30 minutes.
Rinse and pat off excess water.
Be careful not to over stir, otherwise the vermicelli will become mushy.
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Recipe Variations and Substitutions
It is possible to vary the meats and vegetables or even create a vegetarian version if you wish, all you really need is a bit of creativity.
So feel free to mix it up.
You can easily substitute the beef for chicken, lamb, pork, tofu, eggs or shrimp.
Try swapping the carrot for red or green capsicum/bell pepper.
Other vegetable ideas for your dish could be spring onions, sliced button mushrooms, Asparagus Spears, pumpkin and chopped up leafy greens like bok choy.
This Sapasui recipe contains a bit of soy sauce, which means that it contains sodium.
For those who wish, it is possible to prepare it with a low-sodium soy sauce.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 1403Total Fat 70gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 47gCholesterol 193mgSodium 3237mgCarbohydrates 118gFibre 30gSugar 25gProtein 87g
Samoan chop suey also goes by the name "Sapasui".
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"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."