The original recipe came from Paula Deen, but I also tried to recreate a wonderful meal I had at the Rain restaraunt in New York City! This is what I ended up with. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 (14 ounce) packagemedium dried rice noodles
- 1⁄4 cup fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons good-quality soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons tamarind juice (try subbing pomegranete,cranberry, or other juices)
- 1⁄2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup preserved ground radish
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, for frying
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 large portabella mushrooms, cut in 1 inch chunks
- 1 small zucchini, cut in julienne strips (optional)
- 1 cup broccoli rabe or 1 cup other greens
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 4 cups bean sprouts
- 8 ounces tofu, cut in small cubes, coated with cornstarch and fried
- 1 cup finely ground raw peanuts (should be raw and then roasted)
- 1 bunch scallion, chopped
- 3 eggs, beaten, cooked, rolled up, and shredded
- lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
- cilantro, chopped, for garnish
- Soak noodles in hot water until slightly limp; drain and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine fish sauce, soy sauce, tamarind(or other) juice, vinegar, sugar, and radish; stir until sugar is dissolved and then set aside. Prepare and measure all of the other ingredients before beginning to cook.
- Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. When oil is hot, working quickly, add garlic, mushrooms, and greens, lower heat slightly, and saute until mushrooms are about halfway done, about 5-8 minutes. Add cayenne pepper and paprika and toss to combine. Add noodles and radish mixture and toss well. Add bean sprouts and tofu and toss. Add peanuts and scallions and toss. When all the ingredients are heated through, remove from heat. Garnish with shredded eggs, lime wedges, and cilantro if desired. Serve immediately.