A few years back I was in New York’s Chinatown to cop some red snapper for a dinner party. While I was there I decided to look around further. As I wondered the blocks of fresh fruit and veggie stands, tiny grocery markets and other interesting nooks and crannies. I ended up with various oils and a large package of Japanese noodles. But I also grabbed a boiled in water package of shrimp flavored noodles just to try out. When I took it home I liked the flavor so much that I just had to take a look at what was in it. The ingredients were pretty simple. So I copied them down and decided to put a few twists of my own onto it. And here it is below.
Ingredients (serves two)
1/2llb of shrimp
1 slab of catfish,tilapia or whiting
1 yellow onion
1/2 bunch of scallions (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic
1 can of coconut milk
1 quart of fish stock
1 box of traditional Asian noodles or Angel Hair pasta
2 tbsp Sesame Oil
As I tend to make stocks whenever I can, I take the fish stock out of the freezer and place the container in water to loosen the frozen from stock and slide it out of the contain into pot where it will slowly melt along with a few tablespoons of sesame oil.
I then peel and devein the shrimp, adding the shells to a skillet filled with water under a slow flame. Within 20 minutes these shells will create a stock of their own, which I then add to the fish stock along with the chopped garlic, scallions and mushrooms.
I rub the shrimp and fish with sea salt, black pepper and sesame oil and allow them to marinated for a few minutes.
As the items come to a boil, I add the coconut milk and stir the broth.
I then add the shrimp and sliced fish and allow it to cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes.
Then I add the noodles/pasta and allow the to cook for another ten.
Lower the heat and cover for five minutes, then turn it off and voila! You’re good.
All in all, you can finish a pot of this in 40 minutes and eat off of it all of one day or over several days. It tastes even better in the day or two after it’s made 😉 Out.
My author, D (shown above), enjoyed it immensely, as Latoya, after trespassing into my home, looked on hungrily 😉 Out.