Tuesday, June 16, 2009

quick lunches: oriental pasta

This dish is my all time favourite. It’s simple, delicious and quick to prepare. The ingredients are so simple, yet they all marry very well together to produce a tasty meal. Yum…

Ingredients
500 g pasta
500 g minced pork (sorry, tak halal, but you can always substitute with minced chicken or beef)
200 g siew pak choy

1 onion - diced
3 shallots – sliced
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 tablespoon oil

Marinade for minced pork:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornflour

Sauce:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup water + 1/2 teaspoon cornflour

To toss the cooked pasta:
Shallots oil with crispy bits of 2 sliced shallots
Sesame oil

Marinade minced pork for at least 30 minutes. Leave in the fridge until needed.

Boil pasta in a pot of boiling water until al denta. Do add a dash of salt into the water for tastier pasta.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in wok. Fry shallots and garlic until fragrant. Add minced pork with its marinade. Fry while scrambling to break the meat. Add the sauce mixture; cover and simmer. Right after the meat is cooked and sauce thickens, dish up and leave aside.

When pasta is al denta, dish up. Toss the noodles together with shallots oil and sesame oil. The noodles should not be too saucy, just moist enough to prevent them from sticking together.

Using the same pasta water, blanch the siew pak choy. Do not overcook.

To serve, place pasta into serving bowls or plates. Arrange siew pak choy at the side of the noodles. Top the noodles and vege with the minced meat mixture and sauce.

Enjoy!

Serves 4 hungry adults or 6 small eaters
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3 comments:

Annie Q said...

this sound yummy and easy to prepare also. :) Will try this recipe, thanks for sharing.

BoeyJoey said...

My pleasure; it's one of our family favourites.

mommy to chumsy said...

this looks yummy. thanks for sharing. i'm going to try it out one of these days :D

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