Glass Noodle Salad
Glass noodle salads (yum woon sen) are one of the most common yum salads you'll find in Thailand. They can be quite light, but with a sweet and tangy taste. A bit of ground pork is the most common meat, but you can also add a few shrimp or some cooked squid if you like. You can also leave out the meat entirely for a vegetarian version.
For this recipe, the peanuts are usually pan-roasted. Heat a heavy skillet and toss the peanuts in, shaking the skillet until the peanuts are darkened in spots. You can do this well in advance of needing the nuts.
|100||grams about ¾ cup after soaking||Glass Noodles|
|2||oz cooked||Pork, fresh, ground, raw|
|1/2||cup sliced||Mouse-ear mushrooms|
|1/2||cup toasted and crushed||Roasted peanuts|
|2||sprigs chopped||Coriander (cilantro) leaves|
|1||pepper finely chopped||Red hot chilis (Thai)|
- Prepare the dressing first. Mix lime juice, fish sauce, chilis and sugar together and set aside.
- Mix the noodles, cooked ground pork, mushrooms and coriander together - hands work best!
- Pour the dressing over the noodle mix and stir.
- Transfer to a serving dish or bowl. Sprinkle the crushed nuts and fried garlic over the top.
Servings Per Recipe 4
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 255||Calories from Fat 110|
|Total Fat 12g||19%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||10%|