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    Betelnut Pejiu Wu's Emerald Fire Noodles with Cilantro, Mint, and Basil

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Julesong's Note:

    Betelnut is a Southeast Asian-style eatery/beer house in San Francisco on Union Street.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large wok, saute pan, or skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.
    2. 2
      Add the ginger, garlic, and red curry paste and stir-fry until aromatic, about 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and coconut milk and simmer for 3 minutes (The sauce can be made ahead to this point and set aside for 2 to 3 hours. Reheat before continuing).
    4. 4
      Just before serving, cook the noodles in a large pot of unsalted boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes.
    5. 5
      Drain.
    6. 6
      Increase heat under the sauce to high and add the noodles, herbs, bean sprouts, and the chili, if using.
    7. 7
      Toss until the noodles are heated through and well coated with sauce.
    8. 8
      Serve at once, on warmed plates.
    9. 9
      Note: Serve these noodles as a side dish with grilled meats, fish, or chicken.
    10. 10
      If you can't find spinach chow mein, use regular chow mein.
    11. 11
      Your dish won't be as emerald, but it will be fiery and delicious.
    12. 12
      Serves 3 or 4 as a side dish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2003

      55

      Have had this in my cookbook for ages and have finally got around to trying it. I am sorry I left it so long, I truly enjoyed this dish. I am a great fan of fresh herbs and this combination is magic. I didn't use coconut milk, but evaporated milk with a few drops of coconut essence. Will most definitely be keeping this recipe.

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    • on July 11, 2004

      55

      Excellent - definitely very fiery. For those with weaker palates, I'd add some extra coconut milk. I added some vegetables and with a little tofu tossed in, this could be a meal in itself. Definitely worth trying out if you like spicy noodles :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Betelnut Pejiu Wu's Emerald Fire Noodles with Cilantro, Mint, and Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (61 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 140.6
     
    Calories from Fat 118
    84%
    Total Fat 13.2 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1084.1 mg
    45%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.0 g
    4%
    Protein 1.7 g
    3%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Thai red curry paste

    fresh chinese spinach egg noodles

    Thai green chili

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