Monday, November 23, 2015

Chinese Sausage and Edamame Egg Noodles

One of the best parts of traveling all over for the residency interview trail is seeing family and friends.  Thanks to medical school - I can't tell you how many reunions and weddings I've missed with exams - I've been a a bit secluded, so it was great catching up with people I hadn't seen in years. I've meeting quite a number of new additions to our already enormous Chinese-Filipino family (I'm described as the "long lost cousin").
I don't know how people flying constantly for work survive, because traveling (even though you're sitting the majority of the time) can be exhausting.  Rough parts include trying to pack a carry on with clothes fit for freezing temperatures and 80 degree sunshine, figuring out public transportation, time changes, and flying from one coast to another.
A perk of traveling alone for me is the ability to wander around seeing what I want to see - museums. No one else seems to like museums as much as I do, so I've enjoyed leisurely perusing modern art, photography, medieval art, history, and even a railroad museum. B tolerates coming to art museums with me because he loves me. That's a true act of devotion.
It's been wonderful traveling all over the states eating out at all types of restaurants - my foodcentric Uy relatives in particular make sure I "have some meat on my bones". But I've always been someone who preferred home cooked meals, and I can't help but crave my comfort Asian food. Here's one of my favorite go to meals - chinese sausage and edamame egg noodles.

This dish's ingredients are basically all frozen (sausage, edamame) or dried (noodles) or nonperishable (sauces) lol. Perfect for the random days between interviews when I have to come home then jet off the next day. I arrive home to limited food, but all the ingredients and this entire dish keeps excellently in the freezer. Enjoy!

Chinese Sausage and Edamame Noodles


Ingredients
6 links Chinese Sausage
~2 cups egg noodles, uncooked
1 cup frozen edamame
2 teaspoons hot chili oil
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
pepper, to taste
1 bunch cilantro

Directions
On a stove, boil the chinese sausage in water in a small pot for 10 minutes, then place sausages on a rack lined with foil (save the water). Bake at 400 F in oven/toaster oven for 10 min until the outside is crispy. Cut the sausage into 1/2 slices.

Boil the egg noodles in the reserved water (now flavored with the sausage) and cook according to package directions. Once cooked, drain the noodles.

Prepare the edamame according to package directions (boil, stir fry, or microwave). Combine the noodles, sausage, and edamame with the chili oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and pepper. Serve warm in a bowl and top with cilantro sprigs. Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I don't think there is any food better than a bowl of hot noodles. Your photography is beautiful as well.

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    1. Thanks Renee! You can eat this dish hot or cold (but being Asian I always prefer hot!)

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  2. We have so many soybeans in the freezer from our garden this year, I would love these with the noodles!

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    1. I would love to learn how to grow soybeans! I just buy them in huge frozen bags at groceries. Enjoy

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  3. I never knew Chinese sausage existed. What is it usually made with...what flavor does it have?

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    1. Sara, it's marinated pork, appears reddish, and tastes sweet. I like it more than regular american sausage. It also goes by the name of lap cheong. You've probably eaten it in fried rice and can find it in asian groceries

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  4. This looks delicious! I'll have to try it!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  5. I love noodle meals! I love how you added sausage! Yum!

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  6. This noodle dish is simple and delicious. I love the Chinese sausage. It's so good! It makes the dish and there is really no good substitution.

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    1. Chinese sausage is one of my favorite Asian meats. I just like sweet meats haha

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  7. i somehow had forgotten that edamame existed, and that's terrible of me! there was a time when i was eating it daily! this is a great way to work it back into my diet. :)

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    1. Ah, it's a busy medical student staple. Keeps forever in the freezer, versatile, and quick to prepare. Enjoy!

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  8. YUMM!! Cute blog title too :)

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  9. This looks great! But where can I find Chinese Sausage???

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    1. You can find it at any Asian grocery market. It also goes by the name of lap cheong (but Chinese sausage should be understood)

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  10. I love how simple and delicious these noodles look and flavourful too with the sesame and chili oil... we should all have quick meals like this we can whip up when we're rushed. Love it!

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  11. Yummy! Your recipe looks super delicious and simple. I LOVE edamame, and I am excited to create a new dish. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  12. This looks so light and tasty- yum! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and good luck with your interviews :)

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