12/16/12

Spicy Fat Noodles with Snow Peas


Last week, my friend Cecilia and I went to see Ina Garten at Sixth & I. It was a fabulous evening. See the instagram photo of me Cecilia took below :) I cannot wait to make something from the book!


After the event, we decided to get something to eat and I suggested Chinatown Express. I've eaten at this little restaurant a few years ago and was looking forward to introducing Cecilia to it. We ordered an appetizer of dumplings to share and I decided to get a bowl of the noodle, beef & vegetables soup. It was great!! The noodles were fat and freshly made, the beef was incredibly tender, and I felt good about having huge pieces of bok choy. Even though I slurped all the the liquid and ate all the beef and bok choy, there were still plenty of noodles left in the bowl. Not wanting to waste them, I took them home.



Below is a quick dish I created with the leftover noodles and a few other ingredients I had at home.




Spicy Fat Noodles with Snow Peas
Serves 1

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 cup snow peas, halved
salt to taste
1 cup leftover noodles
Sriracha to taste
1 scallion, sliced 



Directions
1. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add garlic and ginger and saute for a minute. Do NOT burn.
2. Add the snow peas, season with salt and saute for 5 minutes.
3. Add the noodles, heat through and add as much or as little of Sriracha as you want.
4. Serve in a bowl topped with scallions.


Have you made something from restaurant leftovers recently? Share your creations!

9 comments:

Belinda said...

Definitely one of my favorite DC stops. Great noodles!

Anna Berman said...

Is it the new slate background? I like!

Anna Berman said...

Is this the new slate background? I like!

Kimble Guzewich said...

I was there too! I knew Ina was a bit sassy but I didn't know just how much!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

ha! I ♥ed that she said "shit" :)

Dixya Bhattarai said...

noodles are such a comforting dish. Love the fat ones simply stir fried or in soup :)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

or with a fried egg on top!

Evi said...

What a great idea to use everything up- I'm sometimes really bad about things like that. Looks yummy! And I've actually never tried this Chinese place, Sam's & my favorite is "Jackey Cafe" because when we didn't eat meat (for a bit...I know, crazy!) it was the only one that had a lot of veggie options!

Megan said...

I love Asian noodle dishes. I am vowing to make more of them at home this year. This looks like a great one to start with!