Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Seafood Fried Noodles/海鮮炒麵



There are a lot of Chinese restaurants that serve Seafood Fried Noodles on their menu.  Unlike my other dish - Clam and Mussel Fried Noodles, I found this recipe in a Taiwanese cook book but I changed it slightly by adding a wider variety of vegetables and seafood.  It tasted so yummy!  The julienned carrots give an extra texture and the clams give an oceany flavour to the noodles.  I also added a cup of chicken stock to cook with the noodles so the noodles don't require a lot of oil to cook.  The chicken stock goes great with seafood, and it's healthier.  I bought the pre-cut squid from a local Chinese supermarket.  If you can't find it, the preparation is fairly easy.




Ingredients:


  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 5 oz clams
  • 1 cup of shrimp
  • 2 cups of squid
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 green onion
  • 3 oz Chinese lettuce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken stock


For the frying sauce:


  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Directions:


  1. Julienne the carrot, cut the green onion approximately an inch and a half long.  Mix all the frying sauce in a bowl.
  2. Pare and clean the squid, cut light crosses on it and slice it (you can also buy pre-cut squid from any Chinese supermarket).
  3. Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil. When the water is boiled add noodles to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute.  Transfer to a colander, rinse with cold water and drain the water.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the noodles, and mix evenly.  
  4. Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil.  Blanche clams, shrimps and squid into the boiling water until they are open.  Transfer to a plate.
  5. In a nonstick medium saucepan or a wok, heat 1½ tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add green onion, carrot and Chinese lettuce to cook.  After about 2 minutes, when the lettuce is tender and soft add clams, shrimps and squid.   Stir everything evenly and then add the frying sauce.  Mix everything evenly, add the noodles.  Stir everything for a couple of minutes, add 1 cup of chicken stock.  Mix everything evenly and keep stirring everything for a few minutes.  Transfer the noodles to servering plates, enjoy!