Thursday, August 7, 2008
Fish Rice Noodle Soup: Bad Girl Gone Good
Meals after meals of rich, decadent and tasty food...it is time for something clean and clear. Yeah. Right.
That doesn't sound like Rita. Since when did she turn to such a good girl? Something's fishy alright.
The truth is...yes, mostly I love everything that's bad for me. But it also feels nice to be a good girl sometimes...so when people (when I say "people", I really meant my mom) ask "Do you eat well? do you eat healthy? Do you eat vegetables?" I could say "Yes! Yes! and Yes!"
Plus, this month, I could see a few birthdays coming, and each will include at least one, if not multiple satisfying, naughty and sinful meals (is it just me? or this sounds naughtier than I intended? LOL).
Thus, just this once, preparing myself for all the foreseeable beautifully orchestrated symphony of cholesterol and fat, I'll treat myself to something clean, clear, healthy, but still with a great deal of yummility to it ^_^
Fish Rice Noodle Soup
- 2 packs of thin rice noodles (mai fan) or you can choose any other noodles
- 0.5 lb of boneless fish fillet (I use seabass fillet), cut into bite size chunks
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cloves shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 cm ginger, crushed
- a cup of fish stock or chicken stock
- 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 parts
- celery, cut into small pieces
- olive oil
- salt, pepper, sugar, fish sauce
- red chilli, fish sauce and vinegar (for dipping)
Marinate fish with salt and pepper, pan fried in some oil, set aside (if you want it more sinful, you can add corn starch coating and pan fry until golden brown hehe). Saute garlic, shallot, ginger, add celery pieces, add stock, add tomatoes, add hot water if you want it more soupy, add rice noodles, serve with fish fillets on top, garnish with fried garlic pieces or shallot, serve with chilli dip (for the fish).
Sharing this with Presto Pasta Night's Gang, hosted this week by Michelle of Greedy Gourmet
That was me being a good girl for one meal. Today I had a slice of lemon cake for breakfast, a sinful yumcha lunch and 3 different birthday cakes (chocolate cheesecake, mango cheesecake and black forest)...and it's not even dinner time yet hehe
Boy, it feels so good to be bad :p