Monday, March 19, 2012

Spicy Glass Noodles Salad with Prawns

This glass noodles salad is normally made with minced pork.  I haven't tried making it with pork yet as I thought the prawns bring out better colour.

180g glass noodles
5 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 tbsp fish sauce, or more, to taste
1/2 tbsp sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5 hot Asian chili
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
40g carrot, cut in 2 inches length strips
1 onion, sliced
20 medium prawns, deveined, shelled
1 or 2 bunches of coriander, roughly chopped
serves 4

1.  In a pot of boiling water, cook the prawns for a minute or two, until they're just cooked.  Set the prawns aside to cool.  Using the same boiling water, boil the glass noodles for 2 -3 minutes, or follow the instruction of the package.  Rinse with cold water and set aside.

2.  In a mortar, put in chili, sugar, chopped garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and pound. 

3.  put glass noodles in a large salad bowl, pour the chili mixture in the bowl and mix with the noodles.  Season with more fish sauce if necessary.  Pour in the celery, carrot strips, prawns, onion, coriander and mix well.

 Serve as a starter or appetizer.

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