johnny’s drunken thai noodles

I remember eating these noodles after spending long days of skiing when I was younger. The warm, spicy noodles with delicious veggies and meats were the perfect way to cap off a long tiring day of shredding the slopes. As I grew older, these noodles turned into a favorite asian night meal, and comfort food. They are named “Johnny’s Drunken Thai Noodles” after my mom’s best friends dad who was the main reason, that I got into cooking. Johnny let me be his sous chef when I was younger and that inspire me to continue cooking, years later. The spice level of these noodles can be adjusted higher or lower based on your preference which is a plus. Make sure your fish sauce, chili paste, and soy sauce are gluten-free and you are good to go!

drunken thai noodles
Johnny and I cooking when I was 9.

9ingredients:

  • 1/2 lbs of ground pork
  • 1/2 lb. ground chicken
  • 1-2 filets of Angus
  • Gluten-free fish sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. gluten- free chili sauce or paste
  • 6 to 7 Thai chilies
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 to 6 Red jalapeños
  • 2 bags of your favorite gluten-free noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh garlic sliced thin
  • 2-3 tomatoes, largely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. bacon fat
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 large box of fresh basil  
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • You can throw in any other of your favorite veggies, I prefer bell peppers, snapped peas, broccoli etc.)

recipe :

  • 1. Mix 1 cup. of soy sauce and 2 tbsps. of chile sauce together to create a marinate. Marinate the beef for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Mix ground pork and chicken together.
  • 3. Slice all chilies, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes into thin strips.  
  • 4. Bring 2 tbsps. of bacon fat up to just smoking and fry 1/2 the basil until crispy.
  • 5. Cook noodles in boiling chicken stock for 1 min or so then drain bring another pan up to medium high heat.
  • 6. Add 1 tbsp. oil and/or 1 tbsp. bacon fat and then fry the noodles.
  • 7. Heat your wok to really hot.
  • 8. Add a 1 tbsp. of oil to the wok.
  • 9. Add pork and chicken and break up with wooden spoon
  • 10. Add 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1 Tbsp chili sauce/paste, cut up chilies, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes to the wok and mix.
  • 11. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce and mix.
  • 12. Add sliced beef, some chicken broth if needed, and noodles, crispy basil any other vegetables that you decided to add, and a handful of fresh basil and mix everything together.
  • 13. Serve!

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