clockwise - sriracha sauce, fried chili paste, chili paste with anchoviesBefore I forget Sriracha chili sauce is also a good thing to have on hand to spicy up soups, noodles and pretty much anything. But you know the best is perhaps home made and Manisha, Indian Food Rocks has a very good recipe which I got to try one of these days. Let me know if any of you try this recipe. Of all the chili pastes you can buy in the store I bet nothing beats home made. Next the noodles, I like this because this was the one recommended by a Burmese baby sitter that DD2 used to have. They are the chow mein stir fried noodles with a slightly yellow tinge. If you want to use the soba noodles go ahead and use those too I am sure they will taste fine.
Vegetables and Shrimp Asian Stir fried noodles Ingredients
- 6 oz pack of chowmein stir fry noodles or any noodles of choice
- 12-16 medium or small sized shrimp
- 3 eggs
- 2 carrots cuts into thin strips
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cabbage a bit chunky
- 2 cups of snow peas
- 1 green onion ends cut and chopped
- 1 cup of sliced onions
- 3 garlic cloves crushed and chopped
- 1 tbsp of grated ginger
- a few stalk of coriander leaves (optional)
- 2 tbsp of crushed peanuts (optional)
- 1 tbsp of chili paste (I used 2 kinds)
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce (purely optional)
- 2 tsp of Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp pepper powder
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp of oil
Serve with wedges of lime and crushed peanuts on top.
- Marinate the shrimp with the turmeric powder, a bit of the chili paste and salt for about 30 minutes.
- Beat the eggs with salt and pepper powder and make thick omelet (in a separate pan) and cut into strips and set aside.
- In a wok heat the oil and saute the onions, green onions, garlic and ginger.
- Add in the shrimp and do a quick stir fry and fish out the shrimp and set them aside. Alternatively the shrimp can be fried separately.
- Now to the onions add the carrots, snow peas and cabbage and stir fry on high heat for about 6-8 minutes. I like the vegetables to be cooked but still crunchy. Depending on how you like them reduce/increase cooking times.
- While the vegetables are cooking get the noodles cooked and ready.
- When the vegetables are almost done add in the coriander leaves, chili paste (not the sriracha), soy sauce and fish sauce and let it heat through for a couple of minutes.
- Add in the noodles and toss them together. Check for salt and heat and add the sriracha paste only if you need more heat.
- Finally add the cooked shrimp, omelet strips and toss together.