Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 tb Distilled white vinegar

  2. 2 tb Water

  3. 1/2 tb Fish sauce

  4. 3 tb Tomato paste

  5. 1/2 tb Sugar

  6. 1/2 tb Dried shrimp

  7. -- pounded to a powder

  8. 9 oz Flat rice sticks, 

  9. 1/8' wide

  10. Vegetable oil

  11. 1/3 c Fresh sweet basil leaves

  12. - (Thai or purple basil)

  13. 2 Red Serrano chili peppers

  14. -seeded and very finely minced

  15. 4 Garlic cloves; minced

  16. 1/2 lg Boned chicken breast halves

  17. - cut crosswise into - 3/8 inch thick strips -OR-

  18. 1 lb -Lean pork, cut into thin

  19. 3/8 inch by 

  20. 2 inches

  21. 8 oz Small, cooked shelled shrimp

  22. 2 Eggs; lightly beaten

  23. 2 c Fresh bean sprouts

  24. - beans removed

  25. 1/4 c Roasted, unsalted peanuts

  26. - coarsely ground

  27. Cherry tomatoes; halved

  28. Lime wedges

  29. Mint sprigs

  30. -OR- sliced green onions

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the vinegar, water, fish sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and dried shrimp in a small bowl; mix until well blended and reserve. In a large pot, soak the noodles in enough water to cover. In a small skillet or pot, heat vegetable oil 3/4 to 1 inch deep to 350 degrees, or until a dried rice noodle puffs instantly when dropped into the oil. Deep-fry the basil leaves a few at a time, turning them once or twice until they are crisp, or 40 seconds to a minute; drain on paper toweling.

  2. Bring the noodles to a boil and cook them 2 minutes, or until they are almost tender. Drain and rinse them well, then spread them on paper toweling to dry slightly. Head a wok or large skillet and add about 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Fry the Serrano peppers about 30 seconds, then add the garlic and stir-fry until it is soft. Add the chicken or pork and stir-fry until the chicken is almost opaque throughout or the pork is browned. Stir in the shrimp and the sauce and mix completely. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the eggs. When they are almost set, scramble them evenly. Add half the noodles, throughly incorporating them into the mixture; stir in the remaining noodles and half the bean sprouts. Cook just until the bean sprouts are nearly wilted.

  3. Heap the meat and noodles onto a platter. Cover one half of them with ground peanuts and the other half with uncooked bean sprouts. Ring the noodles with lime wedges, cherry tomatoes, and mint sprigs and garnish the top with the fried basil.

  4. Source: Asian Pasta, by Linda Burum From: (Sue Stigleman) —–


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