Little Thai prawn and glass noodle salad


Yumm noi

You'll need

150 gm fine bean-thread noodles (also known as glass and cellophane noodles) 2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved widthways, seeded and cut thinly on the diagonal 300 gm Chinese cabbage, finely shredded 250 gm baby egg tomatoes 800 gm cooked tiger prawns, peeled, cleaned and halved widthways 2 red shallots, very thinly sliced 100 gm raw peanuts, roasted and coarsely chopped 1 bunch of mint, leaves picked and large leaves torn 1 bunch of coriander, leaves picked   Dressing 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp firmly packed grated palm sugar 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp rice vinegar 100 ml lime juice 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 1 fresh red birdseye chilli, seeded and finely chopped 1 stalk of lemongrass, finely chopped

Method

  • 01
  • Place noodles in a heatproof bowl, pour boiling water over, stand for 2 minutes or until soft, drain, then cool under running water and cut into 5cm lengths.
  • 02
  • For dressing, place all ingredients and ½ tsp sea salt in a small bowl and whisk until sugars dissolve. Place salad ingredients and noodles in a large bowl, add dressing and toss well to combine, then serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Flank steak tacos with corn, avocado and coriander

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Flathead with crushed peas

Fast summer dinners

recipes

Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Egg sandwich

Smoked trout scramble

recipes

conversion tool