Prawn Noodles, a wholesome and hearty one dish meal with piping hot broth that will leave you very satisfied.
Prawn Noodles for my mom for dinner. She has been here visiting for more than 6 weeks now and while she has been adventourous and enjoying the many different cuisines Houston has to offer, I reckon she would appreciate a nice hot bowl of "Singapore goodness". It is an extremely satisfying meal idea that has amazing flavors with very little ingredients. A wholesome noodles-in-broth dish for shrimp lovers.
The preparation, while simple, is not for the faint hearted. Hawker stall owners in Singapore actually use prawn shells and heads to get that signature full flavored broth. Some stalls have even gone fancy and included other seafood in this classic dish, such as lobster, crayfish and abalone slices, which we most certainly can replicate as well.
I developed this recipe on my own and based it on how I remembered it to taste like. My Godmother also suggested cooking the broth with "Dang Gui" (Chinese Angelica Root). Don't be disheartened by that ingredient, it can be easily found in most Asian supermarkets and it is also not compulsory, should you decide to omit it.
by Miss Crumbs-A-Lot
1 1/2 lb Pork Spare Ribs (BBQ cut)
1 lb Shrimps
3 cloves Garlic (crushed)
8 cups Chicken Stock
2 slices Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Water Spinach (cut into 3 inch length)
Fried Fish Cake (sliced)
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
White Pepper Powder
1. Shell and deveined shrimps, set aside the shrimps and shrimp shells & heads.
2. Blanch cook pork spare ribs and set aside.
3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pot and stir fry shrimp shells & heads and garlic until fragrant, about 5 min.
4. Add chicken stock, pork ribs and dang gui into pot and bring to boil then simmer on low heat for 2 hours. Add light and dark soy sauce. Season with salt to taste.
5. Blanch cook yellow noodles, water spinach and set aside.
6. Bring broth back to boil again. Blanch cook shrimps in broth and set aside.
7. Place noodles, shrimps, water spinach and sliced fried fish cake in a bowl. Pour hot broth over (through a sieve) and include some pork spare ribs.
8. Top with fried shallots and pepper, if desired before serving.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.