How to Make Any Stir-Fried Noodles in 6 Steps…Food 52 Love Pt. 3

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Food 52

Possibly my favorite ‘Not Recipes’ ever from Food 52 and Tom Herschfeld – How to Make Any Stir-Fried Noodles in 6 Steps.  If you’re not familiar with Food 52 the ‘Not Recipe’ section gives you basics on cooking without actually following a recipe; genius!  I’ve posted their tutorial on making an easy risotto (which I made this past Easter and instantly felt like Rachel Ray) and 4 steps for roasting any vegetable (they taste crispy and fried but aren’t – they’re just awesome).  So let’s get to it – Stir-Fried Noodles in 6 Steps! 

#1.  Stir-Frying happens fast so get together all of your veggies, pre-chopped and ready to throw in the pan.  Dilute your soy sauce, 1 part soy to 1 part water, it reduces back to full strength when it hits the heat (didn’t know that!)

#2.  Choose a Noodle – cook them ahead and let them cool.  The author suggests rice noodles and steeping them rather than boiling.

Food 52

Food 52

#3.  Cook whatever meat you’ll be using first – add in half of the diluted soy sauce when the meat is carmalized and set aside.  Wipe out the pan and return to the heat.

Food 52

Food 52

#4.  Sear your veggies until tender – adding the ones that take the longest first.  So, carrots in the beginning –  ginger and garlic at the very end.

Food 52

Food 52

#5.  Combine everything in the pan, tossing until it’s warmed through.  Add the remaining diluted soy sauce last.

Food 52

Food 52

#6.  Add in the garnishes, scallions and chives, which the author states is non-negotiable when cooking Asian food – it’s necessary to round out the flavors.

Food 52

Food 52

Lastly…enjoy!

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One thought on “How to Make Any Stir-Fried Noodles in 6 Steps…Food 52 Love Pt. 3

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