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Fern Root Vermicelli With Chicken And Dried Enoki Mushrooms

Fern Root Vemicelli

150 g fern root vermicelli
50 ml + 1 Tbsp soy sauce
40 g dried enoki mushrooms
200 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
a cube of fresh ginger root
2 cloves garlic
a pinch of chili powder
1/8 tsp curry powder
1 tsp brown sugar

Cook vermicelli for 10 minutes in boiling water. When they’re cooked rinse with cold water.

Soak mushrooms in warm water for a few minutes. In a cup mix together soy sauce, sugar, chili and curry

Cut garlic very thin, and ginger in tiny cubes. Heat some oil in wok. Fry garlic for about 30 seconds, add ginger, fry for a minute, or until garlic begins to brown (do not allow it to burn) and add chicken. Stir fry for about 3-5 minutes, then remove chicken on a plate, leaving garlic and juice in wok and stir fry for another 5 minutes (be sure to taste the mushrooms if they’re done). Pour in soy sauce mixture and chicken and stir fry some more. Serve immediately.

Fern Root Vemicelli with Enoki Mushrooms and Chicken

Note: This is a part of Presto Pasta Nights at Once Upon A Feast.

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4 Comments

  • Anonymous March 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    Hi there – although older than you (36) I was a math grad too. Where do you get the fern root vermicelli? I’ve never even heard of it.

  • Marija March 5, 2008 3:34 pm

    There’s a Chinese mall in Belgrade with one Chinese food store. I often come there and buy stuff I’ve never seen before. It said fern root vermicelli on the back of the package, along with the line that it’s “the king of wild vegetables” and grows above 1800 m. Unfortunately, the woman who worked at the store didn’t speak anymore Serbian than to say the price so… I tried Google, but it gave only a list of Chinese manufacturers of those noodles. They tasted almost the same as regular noodles :)

  • Ruth Daniels March 7, 2008 6:17 am

    What a fantastic dish! Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  • Anonymous March 10, 2008 4:20 pm

    Thanks Marija, greetings from San Francisco. I’ve tried googling too, and just love things I’ve never heard of before, so I will have to keep looking to see if I can find anything.

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