Friday, July 22, 2011

Orange-Sweet Chile Noodles

A few of my followers on Facebook are having a "Citrus" party in August, so I decided to help them out with some cool summer recipes all with some sort of citrus in them. Now, these are not all southern recipes but being its 103 degrees right now in the south I thought it might cool things off a little.

My first recipe is Orange-Sweet Chile Noodles by Caprial Pence her cookbook is Caprial Cooks for friends. Caprial and John have cooking classes in Portland, Oregon. Her food is wonderful!

This dish is quick easy and can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold. What I love about this recipe is that it goes great with anything, plus you can add just about anything to it. You can add chicken, grilled salmon, or vegetables to make it just about anything you want.

Orange-Sweet Chile Noodles
Adopted recipe and photo by Miss Kates Cookbook
Original Recipe by Caprial Pence - Caprial Cooks for Friends

16 ounces dried Chinese egg noodles or spaghetti (which works great)
1 cup vegetable oil
6 gloves garlic
2 tablespoon fresh ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup sweet hot chile sauce
Grated zest and juice of 2 orange
2 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate,thawed

In a stockkpot over high heat, bring about12 cups of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until al dente, 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside

In your food processor, or bullet combined all the other ingredients. Pulse 4 to 5 times till garlic and ginger are minced and everything esle is blended. Pour over noodles and let sit for 10 minutes before you serve.

I have double the ingredients for the sauce, which you will not need all of it for the noodles.
First put one half of the sauce into the noodles and toss, then let sit for about 5 minutes. You can decide if you would like more at that point. I use a little over half, I like the flavor. The noodles absorbed a lot of the sauce.

For the rest of the sauce, I grill chicken and brush the sauce on it. You can then cut up the chicken and toss it in the noodles for a complete meal.

The topping is fresh basil. Thinly sliced.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe

"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!"
Julia Child


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