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Stir-fried rice noodles with tofu, dried shrimps and lettuce

This was a bit of a “what on earth shall I have to eat” dish.

I had some Chinese dried shrimps and pressed tofu, so it seemed like a good idea to use them as the main ingredients of a quick stir-fry.

I soaked the shrimps in boiling water, these are not only dried, but also very salty, for about 15-20 minutes.

The tofu was dried off and cut into cubes, and then fried in the wok in hot oil.

This was then put aside and I added some sliced spring onions and shredded red pepper to the wok. Then I added in the drained shrimps and fried them for about a minute before mixing in some chilli bean paste and light soy sauce.

Finally, I added in some cooked flat rice noodles and some shredded Cos lettuce. Lettuce might seem like an odd ingredient but it stir-fries well and retains a crunch if it is only cooked briefly.

Finally, I mixed the tofu cubes into the noodles and served it immediately.

Easy, quick and very tasty.

Griddled chicken on toasted pide bread

Not really much to say about this except that it was quick, tasty and really rather a nice way of serving a griddled chicken breast.

I opened the breasts out and marinated them in olive oil, some Ancona hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper before griddling them until done.

Pide is a kind of Turkish flatbread and I split it and toasted it. Then I spread it with some mayo and added shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, some asparagus, pickled pink onions, the chicken and a nice dollop of cacik to finish it off.