Skillet beef and broccoli ramen from chelseasmessyapron.com

  • 1 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 3/4 pound seitan meat
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: green onions, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds
    • Cook the ramen noodles according to package directions omitting the seasoning package. Drain.
    • Chop the broccoli into bite-sized even pieces.
    • sautee fake meat in skillet with a small amount of oil
      In the same skillet, sautee garlic, and ginger, then add veggie broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce
    •  Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, top the mixture evenly with the broccoli (don’t stir in). Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low.
  • Allow the broccoli to steam until crisp tender about 3 minutes or to desired tender-ness.
  • Remove the lid, add in the cooked pasta mix cornstarch with cold water, add to pan and cook for a few minutes
  • Stir and top with desired toppings: green onions, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy immediately.

 

Shrimp With Thai Basil from Chinatown Kitchen: From Noodles to Nuoc Cham.

 

  • 112 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch ground white pepper
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large green or red chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut crosswise into thick rings
  • 1 small white onion, cut into thin half-moons
  • 1/2 cup packed sugar snap peas or snow peas, cut in half
  • 10 peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2 small ripe tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Small handful Thai basil leaves (see headnote; may substitute a hefty handful of Genovese basil)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime, for serving

Whisk together the fish sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, white pepper and 1 tablespoon of the water in a liquid measuring cup.

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, swirl to coat, then add the garlic. Stir-fry gently for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the chili pepper and stir to combine. Stir in the onion; increase the heat to high and stir-fry for 1 minute, until the peppers have softened a bit, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn.

Add the sugar snap peas or snow peas and the remaining 3 tablespoons of water; stir-fry until the water has evaporated. Add the shrimp; stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the fish sauce mixture, the tomatoes and basil; stir-fry, shaking the wok once or twice, just until the shrimp have become opaque and the tomatoes have barely wilted.

Remove from the heat; add the lime juice.  Serve right away. 2 servings

 

thai basil sauce from thewoksoflife.com

2 tablespoons oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped
½ of a red bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
½ teaspoon sugar
1 cup thai basil leaves, packed

Heat your wok over high heat, and add the oil.  Add the garlic and red pepper to the wok and stir-fry for about 20 seconds. Add the onions and stir-fry until browned and slightly caramelized.

Toss  in  the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. Stir-fry for another few seconds, and then fold in the Thai basil until it’s just wilted. Serve with jasmine rice!