Yum Bacon & Apple, and Yum Nua (Spicy Steak Salad).
My goal is to be creative and makes a healthy meal from the leftover food and whatever I have left in the fridge. Let just say it's a fridge cleaning project! My leftovers are the porterhouse steak dinner, crispy bacon from my breakfast, and pork stock (I made it from ground pork, carrot, onion, salt and pepper) that I kept it frozen for a few days.
(Shrimp Tom Yum Noodle)
(Bacon & Apple Salad)
(Spicy Steak Salad)
Please note, all of these menus are not going to be authentic. They are adapted menu and I had so much fun with them.
Tom Yum Goong Noodle (Shrimp Tom Yum Soup)
For a full version, please see my previous Tom Yum post. It's the same way, just less ingredients. In the soup bowl, mix fish sauce, lime juice, Nam Prik Pao and a little bit of crushed red pepper together. To make sure I like the taste, I added a little bit of boiled pork stock to the mixed sauce and kept tasting it until I liked it. Then add cooked shrimps, lettuce (could be any vegetable) and noodle (already soaked in the warm water) to the soup bowl. Lastly just add boiled pork soup to the bowl and now time to enjoy your soup!
Sukiyaki (super easy version)
Really, this is super easy version. All I really need is Sukiyaki Sauce that I bought from Asian grocery. The sauce that I have at home is a little too sweet for me, so I added chopped garlic and chilies, lime juice and salt to it. The same way with the noodle, all you have to do is to prepare cooked shrimps, vegetable, and noodle in a bowl. Then add the boiled pork stock and the sukiyaki sauce on top. And now you're set for this spicy sukiyaki soup!
Yum Bacon & Apple (Spicy Bacon & Apple Salad)
For this salad menu, you will need chopped crispy bacon, chilies, apple and shallot, lime juice, fish sauce, and a little bit of sugar. I didn't use sugar because the apple that I used was pretty sweet already. And all you have to do is to mix the ingredients together and it's ready to be served!
Yum Nua (Spicy Steak Salad)
For the salad part, I used tomato, cucumbers, and onion. For the dressing part, I crushed garlic and chilies together in the mortar and added lime juice, fish sauce and sugar to the garlic and chilies. I like to caramelize sugar before using it; I think it tastes better that way. Then mix the salad and the dressing together before topped with sliced steak.
Here you have it -- my leftover ideas!