Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Leftover Song

What would you do if you had 1 slice of streaky bacon, 1/2 pack of already sliced white mushrooms, 5 chicken meatballs and a 7 cm piece of Chinese cabbage in your fridge that all needed using up?

Here's what I did and I recommend it :)

Egg-noodles with a mix and match broth:
serves 3

1 slice of streaky bacon fried and dried
1/2 pack of sliced white mushrooms
5 chicken meatballs quartered
some Chinese cabbage, sliced
100 g egg noodles
1/2 fresh chilly, sliced
1 clove of garlic, sliced
~2 cm2 knob of tamarind paste
some green onion, chopped
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lemongrass stick
1 chicken-stock cube or 1 l chicken-stock

Boil water and the cube (yes, they're evil, but we all have these days) or the chicken stock. Add lemon grass, tamarind, chilly, garlic, mushrooms and Chinese cabbage. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove the lemon grass stick. Add the meatballs and egg noodles (break the block into four). Bring to boil, stir. Break the bacon up into pieces add the tomatoes and the green onions.

It's really nice, quick and easy and you can fill up your fridge with nice, new, fresh stuff without the guilt of being wasteful :)

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