Sometimes you make things out from what you’ve got. One afternoon when hubby came home early, lunch wasn’t quite ready. An inspired thought and Boom! Red Prawn noodles was born. Ha!..not quite as dramatic as it sounded but coming to think of that, such a dish wouldn’t have come out if I didn’t have those three magic sauces that I always keep in my refrigerator. Thank god for them.;)
We ( Mom ,sister and myself) always thought ‘chinese’ meant that the dish would have Soy sauce , Celery and Spring onions in it. And if we wanted to cook up any chinese dish, these three were always needed as a general rule of thumb.A myth, now we realise ! Isn’t it quite amusing when we realise that a lot of stuff we believed in, were not totally true?. Many myths gradually fade off as we try out new recipes and share our brilliant blunders with each other. Some blunders well worth a tea-time laugh!
Enough said. My husband and my little angel loved this one dish and here goes the recipe !.
Serves : 3
Raw King Prawns – 8-10 nos
Red Bell Pepper – 1/2
Red Onion – 1 small or 1/2 medium
Dry red chillies – 5 nos ( less if you need less spicy)
Green chilli – 2 nos
Garlic – 1 clove
Fish sauce – 2 Tbsp
Oyster sauce – 1 Tbsp
Dark Soy sauce – 3 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar – 1 tsp
Sesame oil – 2 Tbsp
Egg noodles/Rice noodles – 150 gms
Salt – to taste
1. Cook the noodles as per packet instruction and keep aside.
2.Clean the prawns and keep aside.
3.Chop the garlic , onion and pepper. Slice the green chillies and dry red chillies.
4. Place the wok on medium flame and heat the sesame oil. Add chopped garlic and sliced chillies and cook for a minute.
5. Sprinkle little salt and toss in the prawns. Once the prawns are cooked, increase to high flame and toss in the onions and pepper. Stir until its golden and crisp.
6. Add the sauces and vinegar to this. Give a nice stir and cook for a minute.
7. Finally toss in the noodles to this and mix it nicely.
Of course, tested and trusted by my hubby and daughter. 🙂