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Chicken Stir-Fry with Korean Glass Noodles

Today after work I started planting in the backyard. I’ve planted two rows of parsnips, a row of Walla Walla onions, and a row of spinach. It’s probably too early for the Walla Walla onions, but its California and we’ve got pretty mild winters here.

After planting, I made a chicken stir-fry with Korean glass noodles. Korean glass noodles are made of sweet potato and they’re a chewy, slightly sweet, slightly sticky noodle that goes well with stir fries. I based my recipe off of one from Mark Bittman’s How To Cook Everything. The result was spicy, salty, crunchy, and chewy. A nice warming dinner after a cold day at work.

Spicy Red Chili Shrimp and Noodles with Green Lettuce Salad

Last night my friend Melissa came over for dinner. Thankfully, she doesn’t have any dietary restrictions so I was able to make shrimp and noodles. When I was at whole foods I bought five pounds of frozen shrimp in the shells, a noodle kit, clover sprouts, honey mustard yogurt dressing, and avocados. I defrosted a few handfuls of shrimp in the sink. I put them in a collander and ran cold water over the shrimp for about five minutes. I put water on to boil for the noodles. I sauteed the shrimp in a little bit of olive oil. Once one side of the shrimp turned pink I flipped them over. I put the dried noodles in a bowl and then poured the boiling water over it. I left the noodles in the hot water for five minutes. I added the sauce packet to the shrimp and stirred in a couple tablespoons of water. It turned out spicy and tasty. Melissa and I both agreed that there could have been more sauce since it turned out a little dry with th noodles. I also made a green leaf salad by placing green lettuce leaves around a bowl the piled clover sprouts, chopped mint, and half of an avocado in the middle.