Monday, February 12, 2007

Use Your Noodle

Tonight my husband is working late, which means dinner for 4 at Casa de Flamenco. My hubby is a self-proclaimed carnivore; if a dish doesn't have copious amounts of meat in it, generally speaking he ain't interested. Since he wasn't going to be home this evening it was a good time to make this dish.

I had just a wee bit of leftover roast chicken from last night's meal, which I diced up. I soaked some rice noodles that I bought at the Asian market, and tossed that with the chicken, some stir fried onions, red and green peppers, garlic, celery, carrots, scallions, thai basil, and cilantro. I added to that some organic wheat-free tamari and thai sweet noodle sauce that I also picked up at the Asian market. I know it's a long list of ingredients, but the end result was tasty and lovely to look at (see photo). My children are more adept at using chopsticks than I am, so they went to town on this--and fast. I took a bit longer to eat my dinner but I enjoyed every bite of it.

4 comments:

Lynn Barry said...

This looks SO good. I miss eating a lot of Asian foods since so many dishes have things I don't tolerate. Seeing this makes me want to try it. THANKS. HUGS

ByTheBay said...

That looks great!

Alicat said...

wow that is so beautiful!!

Flamenco Mom said...

Thanks so much for the compliments. Seeing the delicious looking food on your blogs has really inspired me to not only become a better cook, but to also learn about how to better photograph my food. Lynn, with the exception of the sauces I used, the dish would be okay for you. I'm going to try to figure out something that would also be acceptable for my friends who are soy-free. I occasionally use Thai sweet chili sauce to season my Asian food. Perhaps that will work for you too--the sauce is a bit spicy but the sweetness gives it some balance.