4 cups cubed roots (beets, carrots, parsnips, etc.)
1 – 1½ lb. wide Lo Mein noodles or fettuccini
2 tablespoons Asian chili oil
1 large head of bok choy, washed and cut or torn into strips
24 to 30 large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 scallions, sliced thinly on a diagonal
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 large clove garlic, pressed or minced
½ cup dry white wine
½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup cilantro leaves
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Blanche the root vegetable until just tender. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside.
- Cook the noodles al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic and ginger, cook and stir until aromatic.
- Add the white wine and the broth. Bring to a simmer.
- Add the scallions and the roots. Stir and toss until thoroughly heated.
- Add the bok choy stirring until wilted.
- Add the noodles, again stirring and tossing until heated through.
- Add the shrimp. Cook all, still stirring and tossing until the shrimp turn pink.
- Place all in a serving bowl, sprinkle liberally with cilantro and serve immediately.
*A few other Chinese inventions
Wooden coffins 5,000 BC
Silk 3,000 BC
Written language 1,000 BC
Crossbow 500 BC
Paper 200 BC
Ice cream of snow 200 BC
Tea drinking 100 BC
Compass 300 AD
Toilet paper 600 AD
Government printed money 700 AD
Eyeglasses 1,000 AD
Moveable type printing 1,040 AD