Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pan Fried Noodles with Pork and Asparagus

Sometimes you just had to fulfill certain cravings.

And I got lucky yesterday for I craved for things that were easy to organize. I wanted to eat real good Thai food at the same time that my mouth was also watering for the fresh asparagus.

I urged the kids to join me to a short walk to the farmer's market which is always for the public on a Thursday. I already saw the asparagus. Instead of going for the white bunch, I opted for the green asparagus. I know what I wanted for dinner. And I was hoping the ingredients would still be in our pantry.

Well, I found the things I need to create my inspired dish at home and here's what I cooked for dinner:

Pan Fried Noodles with Pork and Asparagus

Ingredients:
1 cup rice noodles
1/2 cup asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup pork, thinly sliced
1 egg
3 tbsp oil

Seasoning:
1 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Preparation:
1. Heat the oil in a pan, stir in the pork, add the asparagus and noodles. Stir for 5 minutes.
2. Add the seasoning sauce and the egg. Stir for 3 more minutes. Serve hot.

You could also substitute chinese broccolis for asparagus; and shrimp or chicken for pork.

Of course, in this recipe, they dont tell you that you better boil the asparagus in water so it would be crispier; and you better read in those packages that the rice noodles must first be soaked in water for at least 15 minutes so it would be softer when cooked. Good thing it was those rare times that I was thinking and cooking -- coz most of the times, I would simply wait for the next cooking instruction and wait until everything's telling me there's something wrong by noticing the smell :D

I guess I did good this time. Even the kids ate it, at least the noodles. As for my hubby, he said it tasted good. Well, he always say that :D

18 comments:

haze said...

Another addition to my recipe :D! Thank you for sharing this Raqgold ! I just hope on my side, my cooking prowess is enough to have good results.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hallo raq,
naku, ang sarap nito uy....wow green spargel pa.

parang masarap ito ach....pero sabi mo rice noodles....diba reis nudeln sa atin behon?

pics, mo parang eirnudeln?...sa atin ano ba...mike or eggnoodles?

ano ito?.......reis nudeln or eir nudeln.....kasi parang masarap talaga...

hindi pa ako nakaluto ng spargel na atin ang recipe, puro german....

yon sauce nila na so fattyyyy
kaya ayaw ko....

gusto ko lang yon pakuloan ng tubig, daritso kain....lol

sigi, thanks sa post mo, baka bukas loto ako ng spargel,...kanina sana, markt dito.

pero ok lang palagi naman may spargel ngayon sa gemuse shop, kasi season na.

basta ano ito, eir nudeln or reis nudeln?...thnks ha

raqgold said...

haze - it took me years before getting serious in learning how to cook and now i tend to experiment a lot; some went flops, actually a lot of them went boom, hahahaha.

vk - du brauchst reis nudeln. and dont forget to soak them in water for a few hours para lumambot. green spargel is good for this recipe.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

nandiyan ka,,,,,ako rin, chikka kami ng sister ko sa pinas....

sino si lilay? taga dito din sa atin....

hindi ako makabisita sa kanya, hnid nya lagay ang site nya....

send my regards to her.

ay oo sabi ka lang kailan ka punta rito, kain tayo ng spargel....

gusto mo pa ang taco salat ko?....sabi ka lang rin....

sigi, daming txt sis ko.....

bye muna.....

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

reis nudeln? pero parang eir nudeln itong sa bild mo....

sigi subukan ko, pero reis nudeln yon breit?....

ich versuche.....vielen dank ha?

raqgold said...

lilay ist auch hier in deutschland. wir haben uns auch gestern getroffen. check out this tagalog blog of mine:
http://kengkay.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/kengkay-at-lilay-eb/

ayan kaming dalawa :D

yup, use the wide rice noodles for this, mas masarap.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ok.....thanks ha?

nakita ko na kayo ni lilay....sus ko ang beauty nyo....masaya pa kayong nakita.

sigi subukan ko ang reis noodles....

thanks again.....

joanne said...

I am the same when following recipes, I wait to read the next instructions. I've learned to read everything first before I start anything now:)

This recipe sounds delish and looks easy - a perfect combination.

Heart of Rachel said...

Looks like a good, healthy dish. Thanks for sharing. I'm fond of asparagus.

raqgold said...

vk - it was fun with lilay

joanne and rach - try this recipe. it is really easy and masarap!

Annamanila said...

I love asparagus too and thai flavors. I think I'm gonna try this recipe soon.

Awww .. your honey loves everything you cook. Is he easy to please or are you really a whiz in the kitch?

Amelyn R. Rafael,MD said...

Thanks for this recipe, Raq. Ill definitely try this. Mukha ngang masarap.

raqgold said...

annamanila - try this esp if you love thai flavors. as for my hubs, he's easy to please or else he wont get dinner, ahahaha.nope, i learned to cook only because of necessity or else magutom ako dito.

amymd - let me know ha. am sure it'll be a hit.

Analyse said...

hey thanks, i think ill have to try this one day, got to bookmark this page hehe..

raqgold said...

analyse - try it and let me know :D

Belle said...

looks good raq. i would attack it myself and gobble all the asparagus. parang may gata siya dahil egg although it might be okay too to drench it in gata and tanglad.

Analyse said...

just tried it for lunch, yummy. medyo overcooked lang yung asparagus ko lol. i used shrimps and louna loved it too! thanks again.

raqgold said...

belle - i dont kung if gata and tanglad would be good. let me know if you tried it with those ingredients so i could experiment, too.

analyse - ako din minsan palpak ako sa asparagus e kaya what i do, i boil the water first before putting the asparagus in and in mid heat na lang sya for a few mins. am glad louna loved it.