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Vietnamese Prawn and Glass Noodle Salad

A light and zesty salad courtesy of Nigella Feasts feel good food episode

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  • Vietnamese Dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed

  • 2 fresh long red chilli's seeded and finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger finely minced

  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce nam pla

  • 1 lime juiced

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons groundnut oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • Salad:

  • 8 oz cooked small shrimp

  • 6 oz glass noodles

  • 4 oz sugar snap peas

  • 4 oz bean sprouts

  • 3 scallions sliced into thin circles

  • .5 cup finely chopped coriander leaf to garnish


  • Vietnamese Dressing: :

  • 1.

    To make the Vietnamese Dressing, simply mix all the ingredients together. This will keep very well in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for at least a week.

  • Salad::

  • 1.

    To make the salad, marinate the shrimp in 1/2 cup of the Vietnamese Dressing. While this is going on, soak the noodles in freshly boiled water according to packet instructions. Once re-hydrated, refresh the noodles in cold water, then drain. Put the sugar snaps and bean sprouts into a colander and pour over freshly boiled water from a kettle. Rinse them with cold water and drain well, just shaking the colander, so they're not actually wet.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl, mix the marinated shrimp with the drained noodles, scallions, sugar snaps, and bean sprouts. Dress with 2 tablespoons more of the Vietnamese Dressing; add more dressing, to taste, if desired.

  • 3.

    Sprinkle over the chopped cilantro and toss everything together well before arranging onto a large plate.


Recipe taken from Nigella Lawson's new cookbook FEAST

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Posted by Report
This is actually food on plate not a boundary vietnamese or thai here Numnut.... you must knew how to cook it first rite ? Chef TONY
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This dish is not Thai,this is exactly a vietnamese because i'm a vietnamese when i just see this dish i realize this's my vietnamese food,not only you guys will mistake between vietnamese food and Thai food.If you never been to vietnamese so don't say this's not vietnamese food