Monday, July 21, 2008
Mine Renversé ( Upside down noodles)
1 egg per person
Chicken breast sliced
Mushrooms, I used oyster mushrooms, but shiitake or any will do
Some green vegetables
Chinese sausage (steamed and sliced)
Prawns (shelled, deveined and seasoned)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
Cooked noodles or rice
For the sauce :
salt and sugar to taste
How to make Mine Renversé ( Upside down noodles)
This is a traditional mauritian dish, one of the most common and simple, but a real favourite. I added a little twist in that dish, the original one calls for rice, but I decided to use noodles.
First, in a hot wok, fry the eggs. Set aside.
Season the chicken with some salt, pepper, soya sauce and 1 tsp cornstarch.
Heat some oil in the wok, add the garlic, add the chicken and stir fry. Add the sliced mushrooms. Stir fry. Set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil, stir fry the prawns. Set aside.
Add some more oil and stir fry the green vegetables. Set aside.
Mix some soya sauce, fish sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, salt and a dash of sugar.
Heat the wok, add the sauce, add some water, bring to the boil, add a little bit of wine.
Mix 2tsp cornstarch with 3 tbsp water. Add to the sauce, stir and cook until thick.
Now for the presentation, as you see, it's really simple to make, the only difference with a normal rice dish, is that everything is put in a bowl and served upside down.
First put the egg, sunny side down in a medium bowl.
Add some chicken, prawns, vegetables and chinese sausages. Arrange them nicely around in the bowl,add some sauce in the middle.
Lastly, add the hot rice or noodles. You can add some more sauce on the top if you wish.
Then place a plate on top and turn the bowl upside down. Lift the bowl and 'Tada!!'
The kids will be happy to eat this little egg-capped mountain !