Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rice Noodles with Tom Yum Dressing

Rice noodles - a handful, cook as per direction, drain and keep aside
Mixed Vegetables - carrots, bell peppers, onion, etc, cut into thin slices
Fresh Shrimp / defrosted Shrimp - a cup
Eggs - 4
Olive Oil - 3 tbsp.
Turmeric - a pinch
Cayenne Pepper - a pinch
Cilantro - a handful, chopped

For Yom Yum Dressing:
Soy Sauce - 2 tsp
Fish sauce - 1 tbsp.
lime Juice / white vinegar - 1 tbsp.
Coconut Palm Sugar / Jaggery - 2 tsp
Garlic Cloves - 4
Ginger - 1 inch
Lemongrass - 2 inch
Red Thai Chilies - 5 or Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Keffir leaves - a couple
Cherry Tomatoes - 5 (optional)
Blend everything together to make a smooth paste

In a large pan, add a tbsp. of oil and scramble the eggs. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan, add the fresh shrimp, a little salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper. Cook till the shrimp is done. Keep aside.

Add 1 tbsp. oil and cook the vegetables on high heat till they are done but still crisp. Remove and keep aside.

Add the remaining oil and the tom yum paste. Cook for a few minutes till the raw garlic smell reduces. Now add the cooked noodles, vegetables, shrimp and egg together. Mix well and cook for a minute more.

Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and serve hot.

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