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Sweet and Spicy Thai Stir Fry

What you need: 

2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
2 small jalepeno peppers
snow peas
Spanish red onion or shallots
1 pkg Lo-mein noodles (thin yellow spaghetti like chinese noodles)
1 jar sweet red pepper Thai ssauce
1/2 cup sweet plum sauce
soy sauce

What you do: 

Slice the green peppers into 1/2 wide long strips. Dice all other peppers down to about 1/2 square. Slice ends from snow peas, otherwise leave them whole. Dice red onion or shallots smaller than the coloured peppers.
Run the lo-mein noodles under cold water in a collander for about 5 minutes to loosen.
In one stir-fry pan or wok add all peppers and snow peas (feel free to add any of your other favourite veggies to this wok as well). Add a bit of oil, about a tablespoon of soya sauce, and about 1/2 to 3/4 of the jar of Thai Sauce. Stir fry at med heat until the sauce has thickened slightly and the vegetables are well cooked.
In a second stir fry pan or wok add bean sprouts and lo-mein (can be substituted with a nice tri-color rotini pasta). Add a bit of oil, soya sauce, and just enough plum sauce to glaze the noodles and sprouts. Stir fry for about 5 - 7 minutes on med heat, until noodles are hot and sprouts have wilted.
Voila, serve veggies woks contents over the noodle contents. The veggies will spice up your mouth, the noodles will chill it out, and I guarantee you'll enjoy it (my roommates at university did when I first created this one)!
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Oh, I should add to the above review, that I did not have the kind of noodles called for in the recipe, and used instead Angel Hair Spaghetti noodles.  Not sure how much difference that made, but we loved the flavor anyway.  Oh, and I didn't have snow peas to add either.  Even so...I'd repeat it again just like I made it this time.   

p.s. I don't know what lo-mein noodles are (yet), but your helpful hint that they are like yellow spaghetti like Chinese noodles gave me the inspiration to use angel hair spaghetti noodles.


  Glowing Review!   

We loved this recipe and I am very surprised because at first reading I was put off by all the peppers, not being a big fan of green, yellow, red and orange bell peppers.  But this was very good, and as you indicated in your instructions, savoring the taste of the spicy vegetables with the chill of the plum sauce coated noodles following was exquisite!

Thank you for sharing.  It will be a recipe we repeat as a taste treat for ourselves and for company.  I had to blog it - hope that is okay.    :)

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