Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Clean out the fridge spicy noodles

Sometimes, the best dishes happen by accident. I had some veggies I needed to use up, so I threw together this quick clean out the fridge meal. It is a cross between PadThai, Lo-Mein and Mooshi as I used 5 spice powder, lemongrass, kafir lime leaves, lots of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lime juice and tomato paste to create a delicious sauce. The veggies and tofu were quickly stir fried in my cast iron in batches while the water was boiling for the pasta. This meal took less than 30 minutes and I didn't even say YUMO or FANTABULOUS once! The veggies included red and yellow peppers, daikon, red cabbage, onion, scallions, bean sprouts and cilantro. I topped my portion with a lot of siracha as you can see. I only used 2 tbsp of spicy, toasted sesame oil for the entire dish. I served it over brown rice pasta.

15 comments:

  1. ahhh, this looks so good - I LOVE spicy! Sriracha adds such a great flavor & I don't cook nearly enough with daikon.

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  2. "Clean out the fridge" meals always catch my eye because they're so creative and often, purely by accident, are the tastiest! Your spicy noodles speak for themselves--no YUM-O required!

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  3. Now THAT is a happ accident.

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  4. Your kitchen must have smelled INSANELY good. MMMMMMMMMMM. I'm just thinkin' about how awesome all those ingredients must have been together. Yummy.

    My fridge's cleanout would be nothing like this. You stock some wonderful things, Melody...

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  5. That's quite a dish for clearing out the fridge. I'm with Kleo, I'm not sure the leftovers in my fridge would produce anything worth eating.

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  6. That's the best "accident" I've ever seen! :) You're going to have a lot of rubber neckers.

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  7. wowie. that looks really tasty. how the hell do you ahve all that stuff in your home? what's a keffir lime leaf?

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  8. I wish I could be as creative with my leftovers. That looks yum :)

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  9. I love spicy Asian style food! :)

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  10. What a delicious meal you came up with. I love anything spicy.

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  11. Yummy- siracha & cilantro go with everything! What a wonderful clean-out-the-fridge meal, we should all be so creative.

    I just came across your blog and came across the post with the 5 facts and they were utterly fascinating.

    Were you able to stay vegetarian while you lived with the foster mother who butchered the turkeys? I would assume that she would be making lots of turkey meals. That is such a sweet image of you singing to the baby turkeys to comfort them.

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  12. That sounds great. I have had a bad day cooking, but I am thankful to look at others fantastic meals!

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  13. Melody - you're so right about using up the veggies creating new and wonderful recipes. this looks incredible!

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  14. Oh, YUM! That dish sounds & looks amazing! Fortuitous fridge cleaning, Melody :-)

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