This is another recipe where I just played with what I had in the fridge and freezer. Pho is something my wife and I really like, so it is sort of like that but not a real one. It has the favours and noodles but isn’t quite the same. Still, it is a very simple recipe and tasted great. With all the stuff it had it was a great supper. We wanted something different from all the leftover turkey and gravy we have been eating this week. Leftover turkey is always a very good thing but you can’t eat it everyday. I think a lot of people think making pho is difficult but it is actually simple. Yes I have had some pho broth that has a greater depth of flavour but this is still very good. You can use what ever vegetables you want in this. If we weren’t living with covid 19 I would of ran to the store and got green onions, bean sprouts, spinach, and bok choy. This is just for 2 people, so for more just use more of everything.
1 litre chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 clove garlic grated
1 tablespoon water that the shiitake mushrooms were reconstituted in.
Put everything together in a pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
1 and 1/2 cups shredded turkey
1 and 1/2 cups celery cut thin so it looks like question marks
1/4 cup celery leaves
1/2 onion thinly sliced
1 carrot thinly sliced
2 reconstituted shiitake mushrooms very thinly sliced
3 hard boiled eggs cut into quarters
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 package fresh chow mien noodles. I had 1/2 package in the freezer so I just thawed them out.
Fill 2 bowls with very hot water and set aside. Dump the water out just before using.
Bring the broth to a boil and then add the noodles, boil the noodles for about 30 seconds. Remove the noodles with a slotted spoon and split equally in the bowls. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and mushrooms to the boiling broth and boil for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place equal amount on top of the noodles. Add shredded turkey to the broth and boil for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and split equally in each bowl. Top the turkey with celery leaves, chives, and hard boiled egg. Laddle boiling broth into each bowl and serve.