Recipe for Sampan Seafood Restaurant Seafood Treasure Basket


    Sampan Seafood Restaurant Seafood Treasure Basket

    Source: Jeff Wang, Sampan Seafood Restaurant - The Arizona Republic Jan. 24, 2001

    2 cups chicken broth
    2 ounces shrimp
    2 ounces squid
    2 ounces scallops
    2 ounces sliced fish fillets
    1/4 cup chopped tomato
    1 teaspoon chicken-broth granules
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup chopped carrots
    1/4 cup green peas
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/8 cup chopped fresh ginger

    Noodle Basket
    2 cups vegetable oil (or enough to deep-fry noodle blocks)
    4 (3 ounce) packages Asian or ramen noodles
    2 large lettuce leaves for garnish

    In a stockpot, combine chicken broth, shrimp, squid, scallops and fish fillet pieces. Bring to boil over medium-high heat and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Add tomato, chicken-broth granules, salt, carrots, peas, sugar and ginger and cook for 6 to 8 minutes longer.

    Keeping the broth in the stockpot, strain the seafood mixture into a medium frying pan and set aside. Return the broth to medium-high heat. Cook until broth is reduced, then keep warm.

    Fry the seafood mixture over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then keep warm.

    Noodle basket: In a medium saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil over medium heat. Open 4 packages of Asian or ramen noodles, removing any flavor packets. Working carefully to keep the noodles in the block shape, immerse blocks one at a time in oil and fry until lightly browned and firm. Remove noodle blocks from oil and drain on paper towels. Create a noodle bowl by placing noodle blocks in a circle along the sides of a medium bowl.

    Add the seafood mixture to the warm, reduced stock and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the noodle bowl.

    To serve, place lettuce leaves on a plate and place noodle bowl on top of lettuce.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Approximate values per serving: 784 calories, 34 g fat, 180 mg cholesterol, 29 g protein, 91 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 1,106 mg sodium, 38 percent calories from fat