Singapore Noodles

Welcome to the latest installment of Whitney's The Chew fanblog! I kid, of course - although I don't enjoy watching the show quite like she does, I do appreciate the many recipes that make it into our meal plan, most of which are very good. This Asian noodle dish was no exception. Like most stir-fries, once all the prep work is done (in this case, chopping veggies and peeling shrimp), the actual cooking is very fast. Since I was using a food processor anyway to shred the carrots, I ended up chopping all the other veggies in there too, which made the prep a little faster. I found that the rice noodles stuck together and were somewhat delicate, so they ended up kind of shredding when I attempted to toss everything together. This wasn't a big deal though, and all the flavors came out great.

3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon fresh hot red chili, minced - you can also use green serrano chili (we did)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
1 pound shrimp - medium sized, peeled & deveined
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups shiitake Mushrooms, sliced
1 cup carrots, shredded
4 ounces cellophane rice noodles - vermicelli type, softened per package instructions
1 cup fresh mint, chopped (did not include)

   In a large deep skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is almost smoking, add the onions, garlic, & ginger. Saut√© for 3-4 minutes then turn the heat down to medium & add the fresh chili.
   After about 2 minutes, add the mushrooms and carrots and stir. Two minutes later, add the curry powder, the soy sauce, and fish sauce. After an additional 2 minutes, add the shrimp & stir for 3 to 4 more minutes. Make sure not to overcook the shrimp.
   Next, add the rice noodles & toss well to combine all the ingredients.
   Sprinkle the fresh mint over the top. Stir the mint into the noodles just before removing the dish from the heat & serving it at the table.

1 comment:

  1. We need to make a trip to NYC and go see The Chew.