Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bean Thread Noodle Salad (Yum Mee Sur)

Bean Thread Noodle Salad (Yum Mee Sur)

This is healthy salad you can use any kind of meat seafood or vegetable you like and verity of herbs. The dressing is also refreshing with fresh lime juice, fish sauce, and garlic.

3 small bundle of bean thread noodle soak in warm water for 15 minutes take out drain set aside
1 cup of cooked peel shrimps
1/2 cup of cooked pork belly (optional)
1 cup of thinly sliced Cabbage or Nampa Cabbage
1 shredded carrot
1 small cucumber julienne
1/2 onion thinly sliced
1 tomato thinly sliced
1/2 red bell or yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
Basil, cilantro, mints for herb
Roasted peanut for garnish

Dressing (make it double noodle salad need more dressing)
You can adjust dressing according to your taste
2 small cloves minced garlic
1 shallot minced
4 T of fish sauce
1 to 2 T of sugar
1 big juicy lime
2 Thai chilies minced
Mix everything for 30 minutes adjust the flavor to your taste

In a pot boil enough water to cook the noodle, when the water is boiling turn the heat off and put the noodle in let sit for 1 minute drain under cold water shake the water off set aside.

In a large salad bowl put the noodle, shrimps, pork belly, and all the vegetables except herbs.
Add the dressing to the salad mix well and taste it, the salad should be salty, sour, a bit sweet and spicy.

When ready to serve add herbs and garnish with roasted peanut.


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