Thai Style Noodles with Citrus Broth
Paired with 2014 Chardonnay
2 Cara Car Oranges
1 Bunch Cilantro
1 Bunch Basil
1 Stalk Lemongrass 1
3 inch long piece of Ginger
1 Package Thai Rice Noodles
2 ounces Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
9 Cups Boiling water
1. Bring 9 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 7cups of boiling water to rice noodles. Let stand for 3 minutes. Drain noodles well and add 2 ounces of sweet chili sauce, mix well and chill.
2. Slice oranges, lemon, lime, lemongrass, and ginger. Roughly chop cilantro and basil. Place all ingredients into a french press and add remaining 2 cups of boiling water. Let tea for 5 minutes before gently pressing down to extract all flavors. Strain tea to remove any pieces of fruit or herbs that may have made there way through and chill.
Add desired amount of chilled marinated noodles to a Chinese soup or other deep flat bottomed spoon and 1/2 ounce of chilled citrus tea.