Video:Thai Basil Noodleswith Rachel Edelman
These Thai-inspired noodles are quick and easy to make. Learn how to make Thai basil noodles for a healthy lunch or dinner.See Transcript
Transcript:Thai Basil NoodlesHi, I'm Rachel Edelman, for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make Thai basil noodles.
Thai Basil Noodles IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 1 cup of sweet basil leaves
- 1/2 of a lime
- 1 small red chili
- 1 quarter of a cup of olive oil
- 1 package of fresh udon noodles
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
Prepare the Basil PestoFirst prepare the basil pesto. Place the cup of basil into the food processor. Next add the sesame seeds, garlic and sesame oil. Measure and pour 1 tablespoon of fish sauce. If you'd like, there are vegetarian versions of this sauce. Now squeeze the juice of half a lime.
Add in Chili PepperTo prepare the chili pepper, cut off the top, slice it in half and remove the seeds. This will keep the flavor of the chili but remove most of the hot and spicy components. Wear gloves or use a plastic liner to prevent the hot oils from touching your fingers. Add the pepper to the mix.
Mix and Adjust FlavorPlace the lid on the processor and mix the food well. You may need to stop the processor, scrape down the sides and continue. If the pesto seems too salty, add another squeeze of lime. If not salty enough, add more fish sauce. When the sauce is done, set it aside and prepare the noodles.
Cook the NoodlesTurn on your stove burner to medium high heat. Pour 1 and a third cup of water for each serving of noodles that you use. Bring the water to a boil. I'm making two servings, so I boiled 2 and 2 thirds cups of water. Add the noodles and break them up. After cooking for 3 minutes, drain the water and pour the noodles into a bowl.
Serve and EnjoyPour the pesto sauce over the noodles and toss. Serve the dish warm and enjoy!
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