Tuesday, July 14, 2009
There's an international market near my home, CCN International Market, which, due to the quality of its seafood, is my favorite Nashville international market.
I went to CCN this afternoon to pick up a big bottle of my favorite Mexican hot sauce (stay tuned for a review); I left with a pound of $3.19-per-pound fresh shrimp. I used said shrimp this evening to make me some phở. To wit:
What you need to know ...
First, CCN's shrimp tastes better than any of the supposed Gulf Coast shrimp that was once available at the Nashville Farmer's Market.
Second, here's my phở recipe (just add CCN shrimp):
Joltin' Django's Phở
2 28-ounce cans spicy beef broth*
8-10 pork meatballs (cut in half)*
1 medium white onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 large jalapeños, thinly sliced
10-12 medium-sized shrimp
2 cups Asian noodles
1/2 cup cilantro (pulled from stem)
Fresh basil, bean sprouts, and Thai chilis for garnish
*Note: These can be purchased in most Asian grocery stores
In a small stock pot add both cans of beef broth and a half-can of water. Bring to a slow boil and add onions, green onions, jalapeños, meatballs and cilantro. When the onions are clear and the meatballs are cooked through, should take a minutes, add shrimp and noodles and cook until shrimp turn pink and noodles are soft (4-5 minutes). Serve with basil leaves, bean sprouts, and chilis
Third, here's CCN's info:
CCN International Market
2615 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217