Monday, January 15, 2007

Malay Style Stir-Fried Rice Noodles

In Dallas, when there is a little ice/snow on the road, schools and businesses will be closed. But it's dry outside, with only some icycles hanging off of some cars.

Anyway, my noon meeting was canceled because of the icy condition on the roads, so I stayed home. Had to cook something or else I had nothing to eat.

3/4 lb shrimp, shelled, deveined, cut in half
4 cups cabbage, cut in shreds
1/2 lb pork loin, cut into strips, marinated with salt, cooking wine, and a little sugar
1 1/2 cups ground fresh red chilli peppers
1 1/2 cups ketchup
2 tsp belacan powder
rice noodles, soaked in water to soften
fried shallots for garnish

Heat enough oil in your pan at medium heat and add ground chilli peppers, ketchup, and belacan to it and stir fry for about 2 minutes.

Add pork strips, cabbage, and shrimp. Stir constantly until pork and shrimp are cooked.

Add about a cup of water to the pan, mix everything up. Put noodles in pan and stir until all liquid is absorbed and the color is even on all noodles. Add more water if necessary. Salt to taste if necessary.

Garnish with fried shallots (and/or fried eggs, cut in strips).