Monday, 5 October 2009

Mixed vegies, fishball and rice vermicelli noodles

Continuing my 15 minute dinners is one of Trish's recipes which I stumbled across whilst doing my usual blog browsing. You see, on top of my fascination for cookbooks, the Good Living on a Tuesday, food magazines, I do enjoying reading my food blogs. Trish's blog, Sugarlace was one I came across earlier this year and one which I head over to regularly for her recipes and witty commentary. I do recommend you pop by.

Anyway, back to dinner. The thing I love about this recipe is that all ingredients could be found in between my fridge, freezer and pantry. It's a most simple combination of fishballs, broccoli, carrot, garlic, onion, chilli flakes, tad of oil, rice vermicelli, fish sauce and light soy sauce.
You'll see a few black bits in there; I'm hopeless at controlling the fire on my stove. Oh well, the black bits seem to give the dish flavour.
Trish's recipe had clear vermicelli noodles. These rice vermicelli noodles work just fine.
It was great fun test driving this dish and it certainly checked all the boxes for me. It was quick to prepare, tasted great, between my brother and I, we managed to gobble it all up in the course of the night, hardly a mess to clean up and it's great that all the ingredients were just sitting there waiting for me to cook. It's also one of those recipes which you can easily improvise depending on what you have sitting around at home and better still, it's a recipe that you don't need to copy the recipe down for. Once you've made it, you can hardly forget. Tops to the lovely Trish for such a fantastic recipe!


Sarah Smith said...

wow,so delicious! I really love it!

Trisha said...

I'm really glad they tasted great, chica! And yes, this is really a complete fridge and pantry raid but I do know the ingredients are typical of an Asian's fridge & pantry stocks. And you're correct: easy to cook, with simple healthy ingredients, tastes great, fills you up, and easy to mop up after! Am glad your brother enjoyed it too!

panda said...

sarah - thanks! i loved it too!

trisha - kudos to you for such a fantastic recipe. i've got my eye on a few other recipes you've posted so will be trying them in due time. love it when a meal is easy to cook and tastes so good and even better when it gets gobbled up quickly!