Trinh and I are lazy.
You’d think that the type of people that run a “how to” blog would be productive, energetic, and eager to tackle new projects.
Well, we’re not those kinds of people. I’m not saying we aren’t creative, or that we don’t love what we do, because we really do. But, man, we can be so lazy!
One time, I was at Trinh’s house, and I left a used toothpick in a folded napkin on her coffee table; I was too lazy to throw it away, ok?! The next day, Trinh accidentally used it to wipe her mouth, and found my disgusting used toothpick inside!
I still laugh every time we talk about it.
And Trinh’s laziness? Don’t even get me started on how many times she’s told me about eating fast food in bed, only to fall asleep immediately after.
That doesn’t just make her lazy, that makes her a lazy pig.
The How To Duo’s One Pot Meals are perfect if you’re a lazy bum like us. It’s essentially cutting ingredients up, then throwing it into a pot. That’s it!
To make Shrimp Noodle Soup, you will need:
1/2 lb of shrimp, raw and peeled
8 oz wheat noodles; I used soba noodles.
2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup onions, chopped
4 bunches of baby bok choy, ends cut off.
juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
2 teaspoons of chili paste or whatever kind of hot spice you might have around; this adds a lot of flavor to the broth, but don’t use so much if you don’t want it too spicy.
8 cups of water
2 eggs (optional)
Put everything into a large pot, except for the eggs.
Submerge all the ingredients under the water. Bring it to a boil.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
If you decided to include the eggs, crack the eggs into the soup during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Do not break the yolks.
Taste the broth; add more salt, if needed.
Serve and enjoy!
Like most of our recipes, a lot of the ingredients are interchangeable. If you don’t have bok choy, but have a different leafy vegetable (like kale), you can use that instead. Substitute soba noodles with udon. Does your life suck, and you’re allergic to shrimp? Use chicken instead, but add some bouillon to flavor the broth.
This is supposed to be a recipe for all the lazy people out there.
You can do whatever you want. The sky’s the limit!
I’m too lazy to care.