Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

The Indredients
1 package Soba Noodles*
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil, separated
1 pound Ground Turkey/Chicken/Pork**
2 large Shallots, minced
2 large cloves Garlic, minced
1 large Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, small diced
1/2 cup Thai Basil leaves, chopped***
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 Limes, juiced

The Plan
Prep veggies.
Make sauce.
Cook noodles.
Cook veggies and protein.

The Method
Cook Soba Noodles according to package.

In a small bowl, mix together: Fish Sauce, Oyster Sauce and Lime juice.

Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Heat 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil in pan. Place desired protein in pan and cook until done or no longer pink. Remove protein from pan.

Place remaining Tbsp of Sesame in same saute pan. Add Garlic and Shallots, cook until soft. Add Red Bell Pepper and saute for about a minute. Add Jalapeno and saute for another minute.

Move veggies to one side of the pan and add beaten eggs to the empty side of the pan. Scramble eggs until just soft. Add Basil and incorporate.

Mix sauce in with the veggies and eggs. Toss together Noodles, Protein and Veggies/Eggs.

*Tradionally Drunken Noodles are made with Wide Rice Noodles. But I really like the health benefits of Soba Noodles. Use which ever you prefer!
**I used ground Turkey for my protein. It was tasty, but a bit dry. Next time I'll probably try Pork or Tofu.
***You can find Thai Basil at any Asian supply store. Substitute regular Sweet Basil if you prefer.

PS You can find both Fish and Oyster Sauce at Publix.
PPS As usual, this Asian recipe looks hard and difficult. It ISN'T. The hardest part is prepping the veggies!

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