Wednesday, January 27, 2010

my version of street noodles

One of my favorite restaurant meals is the simple street noodles from PF Chang's but since 7 hours is not a reasonable drive for take out I've been working on making them at home. We have these at least once a week and make a large batch so that I can have leftovers for a lunch or two.

This is my recreation of PF Chang's Street Noodles.

Prep:
Boil water for noodles in a pot that can also have a steamer placed on top
Cut veggies. Use at least 1/2 cup of mixed veggies plus 1/2 medium onion and 3 cloves of garlic. I like 'em all small and uniform. Take your pick- broccoli, carrots or something else fun. I saved a lot of time by getting sliced carrots the size of matchsticks from the food store. I'm kind of an OCD carrot cutter and was spending at least 20 minutes cutting them into matchsticks.
Cut chicken (thin slices) and marinate in a gluten free Asian sauce (1-2 breasts) I usually make up a bunch and freeze in packets for future meals in the marinade. San- J has a good selection of Gluten Free sauces or sometimes I just use La Choy Soy if I'm out of marinade

Cook:
Steam veggies (but not the onion or garlic) on top of boiling rice noodle water until desired tenderness then drain and set aside
Saute onions and garlic in 2 Tablespoons of toasted sesame oil (TSO)  then cook chicken.
Boil Mai Fun noodles for 2-3 minutes, drain then rinse with cold water. (6oz will feed 2 people and have leftovers for lunches)
Add 1-2 more tablespoons of TSO and add noodles and veggies
Add 2-3 tablespoons of gluten free soy sauce to the noodles and cook on a high heat.
More TSO and Soy Sauce may be added for more flavor. The noodles will absorb a lot a flavor and high heat is recommended.

6 comments:

Marlow said...

So glad you posted this recipe!!

Debra Doherty said...

Yummy recipe! I heart rice noodles myself, would eat them every day if I could :)
Hope you don't mind but i'm gonna have to steal your Glutard thing on your blog for my own coz it just made me pee myself!

Kate said...

Looks delish! I haven't forgotten about sending you the Anadama Bread recipe - I lent someone the cookbook that has the original recipe & am waiting for her to reurn it!

camper said...

Marlow- let me know if you try them!
Debra- Glad you loved the "glutard" box- I found the stuff on urbandictionary.com and had a good laugh myself!
Kate- No worries, I'm not in a hurry for it but am looking forward to it! Before I went GF I tried to make it and it came out like a brick. I live at 9,000 feet above sea level and that presents a baking challenge!

janieliz19 said...

Just found your blog from Marlow's :) A) excited for the recipe! and B)So glad to see someone else using the term "glutard". one of my favorites!!

camper said...

@janieliz Thank you. I hope you like the noodles. I've found it's a dish that likes time... the more you let the noodles marry the flavors in the pan the better they turn out. Sometimes we add curry as well for a flavor mix up.