Being on the quarantines makes a lot of people do nothing but cook in the kitchen. If my fridge could talk, it would probably say: NOW WHAT?
I learned this recipe from a ZOOM cooking get-togheter. It is simple, easy, and exotic. The best? Fridge cleaner! I can use any kind of protein and vegetables I have left. So no doubt no doubt, I am writing a post immediately and planning to repeat this recipe for tomorrow lunch.
I’ve adapted the proportion of this recipe so it’s single serving.
- 1 egg noodles
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1/8 cup or less of red curry paste
- half lime
- 1/4 peanuts or fried shallots
- cilantro (optional)
- green onion (optional)
Seasoning Mix: (It’s for 2 servings, so when you add it in, just add half of it.)
- 1/3 tsp. turmeric
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 scant tbsp. fish sauce
- pinch of salt
- Freeze the coconut milk for 20 mins, so the fat rises to the top.
- Chop the vegetables and proteins into desired bite size. (From my fridge today, I got 2 mushrooms, small batch of snow peas, small batch of broccoli, and small batch of sliced carrots. I blanched my vegetables for a 1-2 mins and set them aside. But you can eat them raw if you would like.)
- Mix the seasoning in a bowl.
- Roughly chop the peanuts.
- Heat a 7″ or 9″ pan. Add 1/4 coconut milk fat. Cook until it reduces to the texture like batter.
- Meanwhile, start a pot. Bring the water to boil.
- Add 1/8 or less of red curry paste. Stir and cook until it is fragrant. Approximately 1 min to 2 mins.
- Add protein. Cook until it is half way done.
- Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk, the seasoning mix, and 1/4 lime wedge juice. Simmer the protein in it until the protein is completely cooked. (HERE! THIS IS YOUR KAO SOI SAUCE!)
- When the pot of water boils, add 1 serving of egg noodles. Every package may require different cooking time. When the noodles are ready, drain the water.
- Put the noodles in a plate, and add the KAO SAI sauce and protein. On the top of the sauce, place the vegetables, chopped peanuts, cilantro, green onions, and fried shallots. Drizzle another 1/4 lime wedge juice. Time to serve!
Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!