Thai Seafood Noodles with Basil

The wide, flat rice noodle is the perfect match for chunky shrimp, shellfish, and squid. Flavored with basil and chili, this Thai stir-fry is tasty with just the right amount of kick.

Prep Time 30 minutes 
Cooking Time 15 minutes


250 grams flat rice noodles 

4 tablespoons corn oil, divided
2 pieces Thai or Taiwanese red chili, chopped 
1 tablespoon chopped garlic 
2 tablespoons chopped onions 
12 pieces mussels, 
      blanched and upper 
      shells removed 
8 pieces shrimp, shells left intact 
      with backs sliced open
2 pieces medium squid, 
      sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce 
salt, pepper, and sugar to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup basil leaves


 Soak noodles in cold water for 30 minutes then blanch in boiling water. Heat a pan, add 2 tablespoons oil and pan-fry noodles for a few seconds. Transfer to a serving plate.

 Pound chilies and garlic together; set aside. Heat remaining oil and sauté onions until fragrant. Add garlic and chili. Stir until garlic is golden brown then add seafood. 

 Season with oyster sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper, and sugar, then pour in chicken stock. Simmer until seafood is cooked. Add basil leaves and stir. Pour seafood mixture on top of the pan-fried noodles. Serve immediately.


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