Here's an 'unconventional' way of cooking macaroni - this method of cooking macaroni is extremely popular in Asia especially in Hong Kong's famous 'tea cafes' (茶餐厅) which feature a lot of quick and delicious fusion cuisine. Today's macaroni is simply stir-fried with shallots and oyster mushrooms with splashes of soy sauce and sesame oil. This is a great method for using up leftover ingredients as you can see - I had one lone carrot and half a packet of oyster mushrooms sitting in my fridge after cooking my japchae earlier and I thought this would be the perfect method to finish up the ingredients. You can be creative with the ingredients and add whatever you prefer.
Apart from stir-frying, macaroni is also great cooked in some chicken broth - especially comforting when one is feeling ill as well.
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1 packet of macaroni
1 large carrot, chopped into matchsticks
1 medium shallot, sliced finely
1 cup of oyster mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
1-2 tbsps light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine (Shaoxing Wine)
Dash of sesame oil
Firstly, cook the macaroni as you would usually according to package instructions. Drain but do not rinse. Place cooked macaroni in a large bowl. Set aside. Saute the garlic, then shallots in 1 tbsp of cooking oil till fragrant. Turn heat lower and saute the oyster mushrooms and carrots for about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, Chinese rice wine and sugar. Add in the macaroni into the pan and stir well to coat. Add a splash of sesame oil and stir well again. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds.
Thursday, November 04, 2010 | Labels: Chinese recipes, Noodles, Pasta, Quick meals, Vegetarian |
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