Sunday, October 28, 2012

Winding down...

I figured that for the last four days of MoFo, I'd fulfill a request for some quick and easy recipes, since I apparently intimidate with the number of ingredients I use (obviously these people have never seen any of Isa's books). Also, I'm ready for this month to be over so I can go back to Engine 2 and get rid of my MoFo pounds, which I'm sure have accumulated.

I'll try to stick to a rule of five ingredients for these, with the exception of water, oil, broth, and simple condiments. This one, I just whipped up in almost no time at all. Tip: Trader Joe's is AWESOME for quick and easy recipes.

Mock Duck Noodle Bowl

Mock Duck Noodle Bowl
makes 4 servings

8 oz rice noodles
1 tsp oil (I used sesame, but vegetable will do)
10 oz canned mock duck, drained and chopped
8 oz frozen bell pepper mix (half a package of the Melange from Trader Joe's)
1 onion, chopped
3 tbsp bottled peanut sauce (San-J makes a good one, if not, check labels)
hot sauce, to taste
cilantro, chopped green onions, and chopped peanuts for garnish, if desired

Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain, rinse in cold water. Set aside.
In a wok or skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Throw in the veggies and mock duck. Stir fry until most of the water has evaporated (those frozen veggies carry a lot of it), yet everything is still somewhat crisp. Remove from heat. Add peanut sauce, and a little hot sauce. Taste for heat. Toss with noodles and serve garnished with cilantro, green onions, and peanuts.