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Drunken Noodles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
diana morris
Added: Monday, November 3, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 14-ounce packages 1/4-inch-wide flat rice noodles*


1/4 cup vegetable oil
12 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh Thai chiles*
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken or beef
1/4 cup fish sauce (nam pla or nuoc nam)*
1/4 cup black soy sauce*
1/4 cup Golden Mountain sauce* or light soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
4 large plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
4 Anaheim chiles or Italian frying peppers, or 2 green bell peppers (about 12 ounces total), cut into strips
1/2 cup fresh Thai basil leaves* or regular basil leaves

Directions:
Directions:
Cook noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring frequently. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and Thai chiles; sauté 30 seconds. Add chicken and next 4 ingredients and sauté until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add noodles, tomatoes, and Anaheim chiles; toss to coat. Transfer to large platter, sprinkle with basil leaves, and serve.

*Available in the Asian foods section or produce section of some supermarkets, and at Southeast Asian and some Asian markets.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There isn't a drop of alcohol in this dish — the name refers to how much you'll want to drink to combat the heat. I suggest a nice cold beer

 

 

 

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