Cha Ca (4)

This recipe for Hanoi Noodles with Fish is from ” The Best of Nicole Routhier”.

Cha Ca (4)
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Cha Ca (4)
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  1. Prepare the Nuoc Cham and set aside.
  2. Soak the rice vermicilli in warm water for 15-20 minutes then drain. Bring 4 quarts of water to the boil and add the noodles. Stir to separate and boil for 2-3 minutes only. Drain and rinse well, then drain again.
  3. Rinse the fish and pat dry. Cut into half inch thick slices. In a mixing bowl combine the fish with the fish sauce, turmeric, giger, shallots. garlic, white pepper and 1 tbsp groundnut oil. Stir until well blended then cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a wok over a high heat and add 2 tsps groundnut oil. Heat until smoking then add the marinated fish and stir fry until golden on the outside and just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the spring onions and half the dill.
  5. Divide the noodles among shallow pasta bowls and top them with the fish. Sprinkle with the peanuts and remaining herbs. Drizzle with a generous amount of Nuoc Cham and serve immediately.
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