One of my favorite people is Darlene Schmidt. Darlene is an expert on Thai food. She's got a breakfast noodle recipe in fact.
Here it is:
* SERVES 2
* 1 package steamed, broadcut wheat noodles (fresh), OR 1 package fresh wonton noodles
* 2 fillets fresh red snapper (or other "white" fish), sliced into bite-size pieces
* 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 shallots, sliced, or 1/4 red cooking onion, sliced and chopped
* 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach (or substitute other type of "greens")
* 2 Tbsp. oil for stir-frying, such as canola or peanut
* 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
* 1 Tbsp. Chinese black vinegar (called "Chinkiang Vinegar", available at Asian grocery stores), OR 1 Tbsp. lime juice
* 1-2 fresh red chillies, minced OR 2-3 tsp. Thai chilli sauce
* 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. brown sugar
* additional dark vinegar to serve
* handful of fresh coriander for garnish
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove. Add the noodles to the water, allowing them only to soften for 1 minute before removing. Drain and rinse with cold water. Tip: Fresh wheat noodles (like fresh pasta) take only a minute or two to cook. You will also be stir-frying them, which will cook them a little more, so be careful not to overcook them.
2. Mix fish sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar together in a cup and reserve for later.
3. Place oil plus garlic, shallots or onion, and chillies (or chilli sauce) in a wok or large frying pan. Stir-fry 1 minute over medium-high heat.
4. Add the fish pieces, stir-frying until fish turns opaque - about 2 more minutes. (Add a little white wine, chicken broth, or water to the wok/pan if it becomes too dry, 1 tbsp. at a time).
5. Add the noodles plus the spinach, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. Stir-fry 1 minute, then do a taste test to make sure noodles are done to your liking (stir-fry longer if necessary). Add more fish sauce if not salty enough. Tip: Use two large spoons or "shovels" to pick up and turn the noodles as you fry them (otherwise they may break).
6. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve immediately. Ask your guests to sprinkle their noodles with a little more black vinegar (or fresh-cut lime). Excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy!
Let me know how it works out!
Dontell "Aint No Thang" Jackson