This pan-cooked noodles with shrimp and chorizo recipe is from the first in a series of innovative cookbooks, Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama. This featured recipes is perfect for serving the whole family or on a couples date night. Enjoy!
PAN-COOKED NOODLES WITH SHRIMP AND CHORIZO(PANCIT)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
5 oz/140 g smoked chorizo, cut into 1/2-in/12-mm dice
8 oz/225 g large (31 to 35 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups/200 g chopped green cabbage
1 yellow onion, cut into thin half-moons
1 large carrot, peeled and julienned on a V-slicer or mandoline (or cut with a knife)
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded, deribbed, and julienned
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup /85 g bias-cut snow peas, cut about 1/2 in/12 mm wide
4 cups/960 ml Asian Chicken Broth (page 149) or canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup/60 ml soy sauce
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 1/2 packages pancit canton (Filipino flour noodles), about 12 oz/340 g total
Lime wedges, for serving
1 Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a large wok or deep, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they turn pink and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a platter.
2 Add the remaining 1 Tbsp oil to the wok and heat until hot but not smoking. Add the cabbage, onion, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. During the last minute, stir in the snow peas to heat them. Transfer the vegetables to the platter.
3 Add the broth, soy sauce, and oyster sauce to the wok and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, scraping up any browned bits in the wok with a wooden spoon. Stack two pancit noodle layers on top of each other in the wok. Let the noodles cook until the bottom layer softens in the stock mixture, about 30 seconds. Using two wooden spoons, toss the noodles in the wok until softened, about 1 minute. Add the remaining noodles and toss them until softened, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and boil, tossing almost constantly, until the noodles are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Return the vegetables, shrimp, and chorizo to the wok and toss until combined.
4 Transfer the pancit to a platter. Add the limes and serve.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS