Recipe: Drunken Noodles – Hangover Fix
Summary: This fiery Thai noodle dish might not seem like conventional hangover food, but once you’ve tested out a bowl of drunken noodles while bleary-eyed, you’ll realize it’s what you’ve been missing all along. The chili garlic sauce brings a surprising amount of heat, which helps you sweat out toxins and requires you to drink plenty of course-correcting water.
- 1/2 pound Chinese rice noodles or egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, to taste
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
- 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
- 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced on the diagonal
- 3 ounces snow peas, ends snapped, strung, and large ones cut in half on the diagonal
- 1/2 cup Thai basil or sweet basil whole leaves, packed
- Sriracha to taste
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook the noodles for about 2 minutes or until al dente. Don’t overcook because the noodles will have to be cooked again. Stir occasionally for even cooking. Drain, and set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, lime juice, garlic chili sauce, and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- In another mixing bowl whisk the cornstarch and wine together. Add the chicken and mix well.
- 4Pour the oil into a wok or stir-fry pan and place over medium high heat. Add the garlic and stir until the oil is hot and the garlic sizzles. Add the onion and the well-stirred chicken mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the chicken is partially cooked and the onion turns translucent, about 2 minutes. Toss in the carrot and stir another minute. Add the snow peas and basil and stir again until the basil leaves wilt, about 30 seconds.
- Sprinkle the noodles with a little tap water to loosen them, drain, then add to the pan pouring the fish sauce mixture over them. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until all the ingredients are well blended and the noodles are heated through. Transfer to a large serving platter and serve immediately.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: ivillage.com