Ingredients portion 4
Seafood cocktail 500g
Rice noodles 250g
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce 3 tablespoons
Cooking instructions 30 minutes
1 Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan – whatever you have on hand. Place the seafood, straight from the freezer – prawns, mussels, squid and other creatures. What’s sold in our usual shops together under the name of seafood cocktail. Keep it on the fire for about fifteen minutes: all the excess moisture should be gone from the bicaras. Add the soy sauce and stir.
2 Boil the rice noodles as described on the packet until tender – then put them in a colander.
3 Transfer the noodles to a pan and befriend the seafood and soya sauce. It usually takes about fifteen minutes of stewing over a low heat to make the friendship. Eat immediately.
Recipe tip Lev Konstantinovich Durov calls this dish sea cockroach noodles, and his granddaughter Sonya calls it bikaras noodles. She lived for three years in Siberia, in Khakassia, and there this word is used for larvae, insects and other legless and arthropod criminals.