sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2009

Green tea noodle salad with prawns, ginger and chili

This is the salad I always make at home whenever I am in need of something healthy, spicy and oriental. I use prawns, but you can use chicken strips, or fish or turkey instead. Sesame oil gives this salad an aromatic touch, and if you want to enhance the flavours keep it in the fridge for half an hour before serving.

The main ingredient is the green tea noodle, and you can find them in any oriental supermarket, the same as the lemongrass.

You can use soba noodles or even spaguetti if you can't find green tea noodles. Same with the fish sauce, if you can't find it, it's OK.


Half a packet green tea noodles

a handful of bean sprouts previously blanched in hot water for 3 minutes

half a red chilly thinly sliced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

5 or 6 cooked prawns

a handful of fresch coriander finely chopped

Half a red onion finely chopped
3 spring onions finely sliced (only the green part)

1 stick lemon grass finely sliced

sesame seeds for garnish

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon fish sauce

the juice of half a lime


Boil the noodles according to the instructions in the packet, (if the instructions are in japanese, well...use your imagination) rinse with cold water when done and put them in a big bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the dressing, pour over the salad and coat well. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve, sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

16 comentarios:

  1. From this wonderful oriental salad to The Red Carpet Sis!!! Beautiful, full of colours and different aromas. Excelent pictures.
    Love and Kisses,

  2. I've never seen such noodles here! What a delightful dish! I love those flavors!



  3. Pity, preciosa y deliciosa esta receta, me encnata la mezcla de sabores, me gusta la comida oriental, besoos, gloria

  4. Pity, me encanta esta receta, la haré con nooddles de arroz porque no tengo esa cosa tan sofisticada y buesíma que son los nooddles de green tea (me encanta la idea)
    ¿Sirven los sésamos negros?

  5. claro que sirven las semillas de sesamo negras, quedaran muy bien tambien,

    a las que hablais espanol os recomiendo que paseis a "la habitacion de al lado", www.pityenlacocina.blogspot.com
    donde esta todo en espanol,

    besitos y gracias mil por vuestros comentarios


  6. Thanks so much for stopping by--love your salad and your blog...and know just how you feel: I'm in LA dreaming of NYC.

  7. Oh that is a very interesting dish. I've never heard of green tea noodles and now I am intrigued! Saludos desde Ohio :D

  8. OH, por favor que lujazo de receta, tiene una pinta buenísima, besos, pepa.

  9. Wonderful flavors! I can't wait to try this dish. Thanks :)

  10. I too love this sort of oriental noodle salad! I have those noodles in my pantry right now...will try this soon :)

  11. Hi Pity, you have excelled once again with a lovely simply prepared dish. I look forward to visiting the Japanese supermarket to buy my noodles and prepare this dish. Photos are great too.

  12. tengo unos noodels por ahí...ya me has dado ideas para hacerlos!!

    un saludo

  13. I'm in need of some healthy food... I've been very bad!

  14. Lovely photos! I have some shrimp thawing at the moment and will make your recipe. It looks very good.

  15. Pity, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog as I can now follow you! You have such wonderful recipes and I always love meeting another espanola!! Your pictures are also gorgeous! Un beso y abrazo fuerte :D

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