I really wish I had written the recipe down or had typed up this entry the day after I had made this dish. I am going to try my best to redo the recipe based on the pictures that I took. PaleoJoe and I had made this dish on Wednesday last week and it only took about 30 minutes to make. Since I didn’t write down the recipe all of the measurements will be guesstimates so please use the minimum amount of seasoning and then add more at the end when everything has been cooked. The noodles used in the dish were made from Sweet Potatoes. So yes, this is Paleo friendly. I haven’t had these noodles before, just the shirataki, but these were great!
1 bag of sweet potato noodles (You can find them at your local Asian market. Shirataki or Konjac Noodles will work just as well. Just make sure there’s no tofu or sugar added if you are Paleo Friendly.)
1 lb. Shrimp (Peeled and De-veined)
1 lb. of chicken breast (cut into large chunks. Try to make them all the same size so that they cook evenly)
1 chinese egg plant (cut into chunks)
1 small onion (cut into chunks)
2-3 stalks of green onion (diced)
2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 carrot (peeled and shredded)
5-6 large shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
2-3 handfuls of mung bean sprouts
2 sweet gypsy peppers (I had them leftover from my FullCircle box and I didn’t want them to go bad. Gave it a nice kick. Optional.)
Seasoning (Tamari or Soy Sauce, salt, pepper, powdered/fresh ginger, white vinegar, Mirin, or even sesame seeds. Entirely up to you what you want to put in it. If this is your frist stir-fry then go with the first 3 ingredients.)
1. Get a large pan or pot and soak your noodles. Put on stove and bring water to boil. Turn down heat so that the water is simmering.
2. If your veggies aren’t prepped yet, then please get to preppin’! Otherwise, get a wok and preheat it to medium high heat with coconut oil.
3. Put eggplant and onion. Cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add peppers.
5. Add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes.
8. Add the rest of the vegetables except the mushrooms. Cook 3-5 minutes.
9. Add shrimp and cook until they are pink. About 5-7 minutes.
10. Add mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes.
11. Check your noodles. They should be soft. Taste one. Should be similar to spaghetti where it’s flexible, soft, but not mushy. Get a colander and put it in your sink. Take your noodle pot to sink, and dump noodles into colander so that the water will drain. You can also take tongs and transfer the noodles from the pot to the wok if that’s easier for you.
12. Mix noodles and veggies. Season your dish with salt, pepper, etc. Taste and if you think it needs more then add some more.
13. Transfer food to a dish and ENJOY!
You can easily make this a vegetarian or even vegan dish by opting out of the chicken and shrimp. You can also put in any number of vegetables into this dish. Perhaps some baby bok choy, zucchini strips, etc. Have fun with it! Experiment. Recipes aren’t set in stone. They’re more like guidelines. Make it your own. 🙂