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Thai Fried Noodles

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 2 Pound, boned, skinned, cut into 1/2 inch slices (1 Kilograms)
  Dry sherry 4 Tablespoon
  Dried chinese mushrooms 6
  Rice stick noodles 12 Ounce (375 Gram)
  Oil 6 Tablespoon
  Fresh basil 1 Ounce (25 Grams)
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), thinly sliced
  Onions 6 Small, thinly sliced
  Red chilies 4 , deseeded, finely chopped
  Shrimp paste 1 Teaspoon
  Prawns 6 Ounce, peeled (175 Gram)
  Tomato puree 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)
  Bean sprouts 1 Ounce (25 Grams)
  Salt To Taste
  Peanuts 2 Tablespoon, roasted, coarsely chopped (For Garnish)
  Dried red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, coat chicken with in sherry for marinating.
2. Cover the bowl and let bowl sit in a cool place for 30 minutes.
3. In a bowl, soak mushrooms in warm water for 15 minutes.
4. In another bowl, soak noodles in hot water for 15 minutes.
5. Squeeze water out of the mushrooms and dry them.
6. Discard the hard stalks, if any.
7. Slice mushroom caps in thin slices.
8. Drain the noodles.

MAKING
9. In a wok or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil.
10. Add half of the basil and stir-fry briefly until crisp.
11. Spoon stir-fried basil and place over kitchen paper for draining out excess oil.
12. Keep it aside for garnishing.
13. In the same wok, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over moderate heat.
14. Add garlic and onions; stir-fry until crisp.
15. Remove fried onion from the oil and keep aside for garnishing.
16. Pour the leftover oil from the wok into a large heatproof bowl.
17. Add the drained noodles and toss gently to coat; keep aside.
18. In a mortar and pound, blend chillies, shrimp paste and salt to taste until smooth.

FINALISING
19. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the remaining oil over high heat.
20. Add chilli mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute.
21. Add chicken mixture and mushrooms.
22. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
23. Add prawns and cook until just heated through.
24. Pour tomato puree, sugar and fish sauce.
25. Add bean sprouts and the remaining basil.
26. Stir-fry briskly for 2 minutes.
27. Add 1/3 of the noodles and toss gently until thoroughly coated and heated through.
28. Repeat this process 2 more times to add all the noodles.

SERVING
29. Serve in heated serving platter.
30. Garnish with fried basil, garlic and onions, peanuts and pepper flakes.
31. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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