joyce (joyce) wrote,

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from Big Bowl Recipes: Noodles and Rice

Thai Chicken Noodles with Garlic and Peanuts

6 ounces fresh or dried Chinese egg noodles
peanut or veggie oil
3 tbs fish sauce
2.5 tbs fresh lime juice
1 tbs sugar
6 ounces chicken boobs, julliened
1/4 teas. kosher salt (used regular salt, was fine)
2 teas. cornstarch
1 teas. seasame oil
2 tbs. julienned, sedded fresh red chilies or bell peppers (for the sake of mine and Ginger's spice tolerance, i used a touch of chili powder)
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (used a little less than this, for the sake of she who doesn't do onions)
1/4 cup 1-inch scallion segments (this will sound dumb, but, guys... what are scallions? i used a lot of green onion)
2 tbs julienned ginger (this sounds like a lot, but, it's not)
6 garlic cloves, smashed
12 Thai basil leave, julienned (used normal, was fine)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/3 cup roasted peanuts, lightly chopped (left off, would have been tasty, but was fine without)

1. cook the noodles according to package directions. toss with one tbs peanut oil if you don't want them to stick together (something i forgot).
2. meanwhile, mix the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar, and set aside.
3. mix the chicken with the salt, cornstarch, and seasme oil, and refridgerate until ready to cook (it sat for about 45 minutes, and was quite tasty)
4. in a wok or skillet, heat one cup peanut or veggie oil (this is WAY too much. 1/4 cup is more like it). when hot but not smoking, add the chicken. cook until just changes color (i'm a wimp, so i cook until i was sure it was done). remove from pan.
5. in a clean work or skillet, add 4 tbs of the oil from the chicken. when hot, add the chiles, onion, and scalion, and stir briefly to coat with oil. add ginger and garlic. stir. add fish sauce mixture. once boiling, add noodles and chicken and toss until well heated. stir in basil and cilnatro and toss. add the peanuts if you want. eat.

first time through, 45 minutes cook time. i doubled the recipe and fed 6 adults, along with a salad.

this was very, very good. i'm thinking mushrooms might be a tasty addition. otherwise... what were the other comments from the peanut gallery?

had Deb, Aron, Jasmine, and Rob over for dinner (aka, 4/5 of the family). had a good time. :)

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