Pappardelle "Pad See Ew"
Active time: 20-25 minutes Serves: 2 (Adults) for dinner
2 nests pappardelle, boiled, tossed in sesame oil
1/2 lbs of braising greens (Bok Choi, Mustard Greens, Kale)
1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
4 oz lions mane or Mushroom of choice (Oysters, Pioppino, wilds), broken into small bite sized pieces
1 bunch Cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil of Choice (peanut, vegetable, avocado)
1 tsp Chili Flakes, optional
2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce (Tamari can be used)
3 tbsp Black vinegar (can substitute Rice Vinegar)
2 tbsp Sugar (we prefer a good organic raw sugar or palm sugar)
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
about 1/2 tsp Salt, to taste
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and cook the Pappardelle to al dente. Remove from the water, drain well and toss with 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Set aside.
2. Make the sauce: Mix dark soy, light soy, black vinegar, sugar, oyster sauce and salt together. Taste and season with additional vinegar & salt until the sauce is nice and bright and slightly salty.
3. In a large sauté pan over high heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil and sauté the broccoli florets with a pinch of salt, until al dente and golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
4. Add 1 tsp of oil and sauté the braising mix until just tender and wilted. Remove from pan and set aside.
5. Wipe out the pan well. Add 2 tbsp of oil and heat until very hot but not smoking. CAREFULLY add the cooked Pappardelle and allow to sear without stirring for 1-2 minutes. Toss and continue to cook 1-2 more minutes. You are looking for a nice golden brown on about 1/3 of the noodles.
6. Add the sauce, cooked veggies and a pinch of chili flake (if using). Stir together until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the noodles. Taste and season with any additional vinegar and salt.
7. Top with chopped cilantro.
8. Buon Appetito!
The key to a good stir fry is don't skimp on the oil (peanut, vegetable or avocado are our favs) and make sure your pan is ripping hot! Make sure that after you boil and drain the pappardelle you toss the noodles in oil to help them from sticking together and make sure there is no excess water (hot oil + water = BAD).
You can also add proteins easily to this dish, like chicken, tofu or ground pork. Simply sear it off like you did with the veggies and add it back to the stir fry when you add the sauce.