Asian Noodles with Attitude

Photo by: James Ransom
Pad Thai Redux
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Serves 4

4 oz. rice noodles
2 Tbsp. neutral oil
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 baby bok ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Pad Thai Redux
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Serves 4

4 oz. rice noodles
2 Tbsp. neutral oil
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 baby bok choy, thinly sliced
1 handful snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
Coarse salt
2 handfuls watercress, chopped
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 lime
1 handful mint leaves, chopped
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1 handful peanuts, chopped
1/2 jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
Fish sauce (optional)

1. In a large bowl, soak rice noodles in just-boiled water for 10 min., drain & set aside.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds. Add peppers, bok choy & snow peas, cook 3-4 min. Season with salt, stir in noodles, watercress & sesame oil. Turn off heat. Squeeze lime juice over top. Garnish with remaining ingredients. less 
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