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Mahi-Mahi-Shrimp Pho'

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trlsmn, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Or as I Call it Pho-Q!

    And this time there is even a weapon in the pictures!

    Recipe to follow, I'm eating! [zombie]


  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    The weapon must be the milk. If I drank that with pho I would or at least feel like dying.
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    For broth:

    4 Quarts beef stock fresh or concentrate
    2 stocks lemon grass sliced thin
    2 carrots chopped
    3" piece of whole ginger diced
    2 large onions, diced
    1/3 cup Asian fish sauce
    6 whole star anise
    4 whole cloves
    3" cinnamon stick
    1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    3 bay leaves
    6 garlic cloves

    For the garnish:

    1lb rice noodles
    2green onions, sliced thin
    1/2 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
    1/2 cup Thai basil
    1 cup bean sprouts
    3 limes, cut into wedges
    Thin Sliced Jalepenos

    Some kind of meat such as thin sliced beef or in this case pan fried Mahi and shrimp.

    Put the beef stock and fish sauce in the crockpot on high.

    In a pan saute the ginger, onion, lemon grass,carrots and garlic to soften but not too mushy.

    Put the star anise, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a small skillet and toast them on top of a stove burner over medium heat. Turn the spices a couple of times until they're slightly darkened (3 to 4 minutes) and until you smell their aroma. Put the toasted spices and fennel seeds in a small square of double thick cheesecloth and tie the bundle with a long piece of kitchen twine. Add the spice bundle and the bay leaves to the broth, tying the end of the twine to the pot handle for easy retrieval.

    Let the broth simmer, uncovered, skimming occasionally. After 4 hours, remove the spice bundle, bay leaves and from the pot and discard. Let the broth continue to simmer. Taste the broth and add more salt or fish sauce as needed.

    Meanwhile, soak the rice noodles in cold water for at least 20 minutes. Arrange the sliced scallions, cilantro, parsley, basil, bean sprouts, lime wedges, and chiles and meat in separate piles.

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the drained rice noodles. Give the noodles a quick stir and cook until tender but firm, about 1 minute. Rice noodles can quickly become gummy, so don't let them overcook.

    Serve immediately, along with the platters of garnish.
  4. Seattle206

    Seattle206 Beacon Hill Member

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    damn that looks good! especially on a cold winter day.
  5. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I told myself, "James, you don't want to look!" Well, I looked. Good job Trlsmn! Another fine looking meal. Now, if you will excuse me. I find myself hungry. Think I will go find a snack.
  6. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    Me, I've been pigging out on a giant pot of Dukhobor Borscht

    And the Christmas goose, stuffed with prunes.

    Only thing I've been missing is sashimi and wasabi,

    But that will happen once all the leftovers are gone..........

  7. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of the street vendors in cambodia, excellent taste, i'll have to try this out.
  8. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I would consider that glass of milk a weapon as well. It's kinda like tannerite for some of our lower intestines.

    The pho looks delicious though. Have you ever made pho koph?
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Do you carry them chop sticks concealed ?
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pho is awesome. I'm going to try your recipe this evening!