SINGAPORE CHICKEN NOODLES
I love Singapore Noodles from the Chinese but hate the way I feel after and the amount of fat! This is a super quick meal, especially if all the chopping and prep is done in advance! This passed the taste test with all three of my children!! RESULT!!
100g Dried Vermicelli Rice Noodles
1 Red Chilli (optional)
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic Paste
2 Spring Onions, finely sliced
3 Free Range Eggs
500g Chicken Thigh Fillets, trimmed and cut into small pieces
100g Green Beans, topped and cut in half
150g Peas, fresh or frozen
2 Carrots, juliennned
1 Small Red Pepper, finely Chopped
1/2 tsp Mild Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Medium Curry Powder
1 Large tsp Turmeric
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing Wine
1/2 tbsp Fish Sauce
Start by soaking the noodles in boiling water for three minutes, drain and refresh under cold running water.
Put all the sauce ingredients into a bowl and using a small whisk or fork, combine well.
Add the smallest dash of oil to a pan, as the thighs will release a bit of fat. Heat the oil and then fry the chicken in two batches until nicely browned. I tend to drain all the fat away to keep it as healthy as possible. This is done by periodically tipping into a sieve.
Remove from the pan, add a dash more oil, heat, then add the chilli, fry for a minute before adding the Ginger and garlic pastes. Continue to cook for another thirty seconds,
At this point, add the eggs and fry in a kind of omelette/scrambled egg format until it is in small pieces.
Add the red pepper, green beans, carrots and the sauce ingredients . Cook for around three to five mins until the beans are just cooked.
At this point, add the noodles and toss everything well to ensure noodles are well heated and everything is coated in sauce.
Feel free to leave the chicken out for a vegetarian version or use pork or prawns.