Vietnamese prawn & noodle salad with crispy shallots

Vietnamese prawn & noodle salad with crispy shallots

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Making the fried shallots for this superhealthy salad is optional, but well worth it - they’re incredibly delicious

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
331
protein
18g
carbs
53g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
1.41g

Ingredients

  • 200g thin rice noodles
  • 200g large cooked, peeled prawns
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, shaved into ribbons (use a peeler)
  • 1 large handful each coriander and mint
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

For the dressing

  • juice 3 limes
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

For the crispy shallots

  • 5 shallots, thinly sliced
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • flour, for dusting

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Method

  1. For the crispy shallots, heat 5cm of oil until hot in a wok. You will know the oil is hot enough when one piece of shallot sizzles as soon as it’s dropped in. Toss the shallot slices with flour, shake off excess and fry in the oil until golden. They fry quickly, about 1 min. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  2. To make the dressing, mix the lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and garlic and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, pour boiling water over the noodles. Leave them for 2 mins or until they are just cooked, then rinse under cold water. Drain well, shaking the sieve numerous times to get out the excess water, then place back in the bowl. Add prawns, onion, chilli, cucumber and herbs. Pour the dressing over, mix, then sprinkle with the shallots and peanuts.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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Chris Hall's picture

It wasn't too bad taste wise but I really don't think the quantity of noodles can be correct, it was simply just noodles with a tiny bit of other ingredients - maybe the recipe meant 200g of cooked noodles. If I do make this again I will halve the noodles at least.

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