Good Eatin’: Ants Climbing Trees

 List Item: Try half of the combined 1001 food books

So today at a work meeting in a local hotel I actually managed to eat another food item for the list, but since I had left my mobile phone in the locked room I was unable to take the picture to prove it. D’oh. Means I’ll just have to find a recipe for risotto primavera or luck out in the future.

In any case, when I got home from work I was due to cook something from the new book with a recipe from the same book: ants climbing trees.

Food items: Ants Climbing Trees and Rice Noodles

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 500g minced pork
  • 200g rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp oil (I used hazelnut oil this time)
  • 3 shakes Tabasco sauce
  • ½ tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 250 ml water

Mix the soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil together in a mixing bowl. Add the pork mince and combine in the marinade, leaving for 10 minutes. In the time you wait for the pork to marinate add the rice noodles to a bowl of hot water so they are able to soak.

Heat the oil in a wok and fry the Tabasco, ginger and spring onions for a minute. Add the pork and cook until browned, then add the noodles, water and chilli sauce. Stick a lid on the wok and cook until most of the water has been absorbed into the noodles.

What can I say? Diet be damned I ate more than one helping (and possibly more than two).

Progress: 460/933

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