Monday, June 17, 2013

Home-made Glass Noodle Salad

Today I fixed the recipe of Glass Noodle Salad suggested by my friend V. She is a wonderful cook and willing to show me how to prepare this amazing, quick-prepared meal. Here's to V special thanks to recommend me a great food that I'm so satisfied while cooking and enjoying my lunch today. Let's get this served for your family as well. Come on. You can do it.

Serves: 4 (Medium Hot)
Preparation Time : 15 Mins
Cooking Time: 3-5 mins

100g minced pork (about 1/3 cup) and/or seafood like shrimps, cover removed.
2 small bundles of glass noodle, soaked in water about 15 mins, drained and cut about 5 inches long
1 cup of water

1 medium sized tomato, halved and sliced
1/2 onion, halved and sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped or sliced
1/2 cup of roasted peanut (to be added just before serving)

1 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet chili dipping sauce, hot
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2,5 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce for vegeterians
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of crushed dried chilies
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon of sesame oil (optional but I love this sesame favor so I did add it)
Cilantro springs and spring onions for garnish
Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir with a whisk

- Place all the sliced vegetables into a salad bowl and set aside
- Add cooking oil in the hot pan. Add sliced onion into the hot cooking oil. When nion turns into yellow brown, add the pork mince and shrimp, cook for 3 mins

- In the meantime, heat the water over high heat. When the water is boiling, add glass noodle. Cook noodles for 2-3 mins. Drain everything into a strainer and immediately hold under cold running water and shake back and forth to cool. This is important as the cold water will stop the cooking process and prevent overcooking. 
- Add the cooked noodles, minced pork and shrimp together in the pan. Turn down the heat and simmer for 3 mins so that sauce from minced pork and well-done shrimp can be absorbed into the noodles.
- Add the mixture of noodles, pork and shrimp, dressing to the salad bowl and mix thoroughly for 2 mins. Add the roasted peanuts and garnish with cilantro, spring onions.

Now the glass noodle salad is ready to serve. Hope you enjoy as much as I do. What a great meal in hot weather like summer.

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