Lemongrass Chicken with Noodles

My friend Missy recently had a big party to celebrate a decade in DC – it was an awesome time with amazing DC food!  She had a Banh Mi station with lemongrass chicken.  I used her recipe and threw it over some lightly Thai curried noodles for a pretty good dinner.  The sauce was a good base but could use some brightening up…maybe more lime or fish sauce next time.  The best part was that we used our own sugar snap peas from the garden!






Momofuku’s Ginger Scallion Noodles

On the advice of my friend Missy, we gave this a shot for MMM. I don’t know where it has been all our lives, because it’s awesome.  Despite the fact that we have the Momofuku cookbook and never saw this, I’m glad it has been pointed out now!  You can do anything with this base sauce and noodles.  We did broccoli and green peas.  Would have been great with an egg too, and many non-veggie possibilities as well.  Definitely a favorite of mine now!  I served this with Sichuan Green Beans.



Sesame Udon Noodles

This is a great base recipe to use for a side dish.  It is very versatile…add as many veggies as you want, or even add some chicken, pork, or tofu and turn it into a main dish.  I just used what I had on hand.  It also makes plenty, so can easily serve a crowd or make leftovers for lunch.  We loved this one.



Dan Dan Noodles

My favorite dish at PF Changs, but  just as good at home.  You could do this with shirataki noodles in place of the Udon noodles.  Do watch the chili oil…the original recipe, which comes from Serious Eats, calls for 1 teaspoon.  The first time I made this, I did use that and found it almost inedible – and I *like* a lot of heat.  I wrote it in as a 1/4 teaspoon here, but feel free to adjust to your taste.