Cold Garden Pad Thai Salad

August 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6

Ingredients

12-16 ounces flat rice noodles (pad thai noodles) (pre-soaked and cooked until soft)
2 tablespoons tamarind paste
1 tablespoon yuzo rice vinegar
½ cup tamari
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
¼ cup turbinado sugar
½ cup water
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 shallot, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, sliced fine
1 cup bean sprouts
½ cup zucchini, matchsticked in two inch long pieces
½ cup carrots, matchsticked in two inch long pieces
½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves
Lime wedges

Directions

Make sure the noodles are not over soft they should be soft but not overly soft. In a mixing bowl whisk together the tamarind paste, vinegar, tamari, lime juice, sriracha, brown sugar and water. In another large mixing bowl toss together all salad ingredients (garlic, shallots, green onions, bean sprouts, zucchini, and carrots) until well mixed, set aside. Combine the noodles and the vegetables and toss together with the dressing. Let stand about 4-5 minutes and toss with cilantro leaves. Garnish with lime wedges.

Vietnamese Summer Garden Noodle Salad

August 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 package buckwheat soba noodles, cooked, and rinsed cool (or Rice noodles)
1 cups napa cabbage, shredded
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 cups baby bok choy leaves
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 medium carrot, ribboned with a peeler
½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
½ cup daikon radish, matchsticked
7-8 shitake mushrooms, sliced
½ cup mung bean spouts
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, julienned
¼ cup fresh thai basil leaves
¼ fresh cilantro leaves
Chopped peanuts for garnish

Dressing……

Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup sesame oil
¼ cup tamari
3 tablespoons yuzo rice vinegar (regular rice vinegar works as well)
1 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
2 red thai chilis, sliced thin
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions

In a large mixing bowl toss together all salad ingredients until well mixed, set aside. In the meantime whisk together the dressing ingredients until well mixed, toss together with salad ingredients and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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