|Surprisingly good, Shrimp and Cellophane Noodles|
Yesterday I braved the very cold weather (8 degrees) and went to the grocery store to buy some shrimp, cellophane noodles, Chinese tree ear mushrooms (which my store didn’t have, so I bought dried porcini) and Chinese 5 spice. I needed those items for this recipe but, while there I picked up a few other groceries like milk, bread, fruit etc. Today, as I was gathering up my ingredients, I realized I forgot to buy the Chinese 5 spice. I remember looking for it…aahh... but I got distracted by some lovely looking bread in the bakery department. Well, I wasn’t going back into town for one thing so, I googled Chinese 5 spice and made my own. It sure smelled good!
This dish called for adding tomato puree at the end. However, on the FF site, most who made it with the puree were not happy with the results. I decided to skip the tomato puree. It just didn’t seem to go with the shrimp and noodles. I chose instead to add baby corn, water, and some soy sauce to the shrimp at the end. The results were a tasty additional ingredient and a lovely brown gravy. This dish really surprised me. It actually tasted very good. Would I make it again? Hmmm….
This recipe can be found in “Around My French Table"by Dorie Greenspan or here.
|Sautéing the onion, garlic, mushrooms with added corn|
|Shrimp and five spice added to the pot|
|I then added 1+ cups of water with soy sauce to taste|
|Mixed with the noodles to serve|
|Sometimes your pleasantly surprised….this was one of those times|