I stopped by at the farmer's market on my way home from work today. The weather was hot although the sky was shaded by clouds. The weather has been sticky these past few days. Despite the hot weather, I managed to walk to all of the farmer's table. Almost every farmer is selling watermelon. They are huge and cheap too. Some cost only $4 for one giant watermelon.
I bought some eggplants - 2 for $1, kale - one bunch is only $1, potatoes - a quart basket cost $1.25 and a bushel of hot cherry peppers for $5. I was about to leave the farmer's market when I saw this beautiful and delicious red hot peppers.
I fell in love with this hot peppers when I cook anchovies sambal last year. It cost me only $5 for this huge plastic bag. It weight more than 10lbs. I am going to blend them and store them in my freezer.
Ingredients needed for this simple fried noodle recipe are:
1/2 packet of rice stick noodle. (Soak it in cold water for about 10 minutes)
1 medium size shallot
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 red hot cherry peppers
2 big lemon boy tomato (Any yellow tomato which is less acidic content)
1/4 cup dried anchovies
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Dice shallot small.
Dice red cherry peppers the same size as the onion.
In a big skillet, heat on medium high 3 tablespoon olive oil.
Saute shallot, cherry peppers until lightly brown.
Add anchovies and let it cook for 1 minute.
Then add chopped garlic. Stir.
Add chopped tomato that you seeded and removed the juice.
Cook until tomato is tender.
Then add egg. Stir.
Add fish sauce and oyster sauce.
Seasoned with salt and pepper.
Lastly, add noodle.
Coat evenly and cook until the rice stick is cooked.
Turn off the stove and serve warm.
The yellow tomato use in this recipe give a little less sourish taste. If you do not have yellow tomato, refrain yourself from using the regular red tomato unless you like your fried noodle on the sourish flavor.