Spicy Thai Noodles With Pork and Mint

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I tried this recipe from Clifford A. Wright's 'Some Like It Hot'.(He borrowed it from an LA noodle house). It BLEW ME AWAY! Easy and very tasty. The mint is a must--be sure not to skip it. I made it with all the chiles called for and it was scorching (which I like) but you can cut back on them if you are nervous about spiciness.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil noodles for about 3-4 minutes (or according to package), drain, then plunge into cold water until needed.
  2. Meanwhile, mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Prep the other ingredients and have them all ready before starting--the rest of the cooking is done in MINUTES.
  4. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet to hot.
  5. Stir-fry garlic for about 20 seconds until starting to brown.
  6. Add the chiles (STAND BACK and have the fume hood on HIGH unless you want to cough and cry for half an hour--trust me) and fry for about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the pork and fry until no longer pink, breaking up lumps, and then stir in the sauce mixture. Let it bubble a bit.
  8. Drain the noodles and stir them into the wok mixture. Toss until sauce absorbed, 1 or 2 minutes, then stir in the basil and tomatoes until basil wilted, about 1 minute.
  9. Dump onto a platter or portion onto 4 plates and sprinkle with the mint (essential ingredient!).
  10. Have plenty of cold beverages ready.

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