Imagine if there were a dish created to fit every have to have: a food to rejoice 1st-day anniversaries, the past day of college or to assist relieve a possible hangover. Nicely, thanks to the genius of Thai cooks, a dish for the latter does exist in the type of today’s recipe for pad kee mao, or drunken noodles. These broad, flat noodles are coated in a sizzling, salty and sweet basil and tamarind sauce, which is brought into sharp concentration by some bitter radicchio, broccoli and lime. They will not prevent you from carrying out something foolish on New Year’s Eve, brain. As significantly as I’m conscious, there are nonetheless no recipes for that.
Drunken noodles with radicchio, Tenderstem and tofu
Prep fifteen min
Cook dinner 30 min
Serves two, generously
200g broad flat rice noodles
6 tbsp dim soy sauce
two tsp tamarind paste
two tsp palm sugar
280g company tofu, reduce into 2cm cubes
3 tbsp cornflour
four garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
3 bird’s eye chillies, finely sliced
300g Tenderstem broccoli, stalks reduce into 1cm items at an angle, tops still left total
1 head radicchio (about 340g), trimmed and reduce into ½cm strips
1 bunch Thai basil, leaves picked (close to 20g)
1 lime, reduce into quarters
Very best eaten with a small firewater on the aspect. If you’d like to make it for 4, just double the quantities, but go quick on the chillies.
Place the noodles in a massive bowl and cover with cold water. Stir with tongs to individual, then established aside. Mix the soy, tamarind and palm sugar in a smaller bowl till the sugar has dissolved, then established aside.
In a shallow bowl, coat the tofu cubes in cornflour. Place a massive frying pan for which you have a lid on medium warmth, and include adequate oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Faucet off any excessive flour from the tofu and, when the oil is sizzling, fry the tofu items, turning them routinely, for a pair of minutes, till crisp and golden all above. Employing tongs, carry the tofu from the pan and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen area paper.
Drain the noodles in a colander, and shake off any excessive water. In the same pan, and applying the oil still left in the pan (include a lot more, if have to have be), fry the garlic and chilli for a moment, then include the broccoli. Include the pan, leave to cook for two minutes, include the radicchio, cover once again and cook for a moment a lot more. Clear away the lid, include the tofu, noodles, sauce and basil, combine perfectly and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes a lot more, till the noodles are tender and cooked through.
End with the juice of fifty percent the lime. Distribute the noodles across two plates and serve with the remaining lime wedges on the aspect.