Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vietnamese prawn salad - recipe

As summer seems to have returned, albeit in a rather half-hearted way, I thought it was time for a fresh, lively salad recipe.  As you've probably noticed, I'm really into Asian flavours at the moment and this recipe has a Vietnamese feel to it.

Ingredients (Serves 2):
1x 375g packet thin rice noodles, pre-cooked (in the fridge section of supermarket)
180g pack cooked & peeled tiger prawns, cut in half lengthways
Half a cucumber, deseeded and cut into matchsticks
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

For the dressing:
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Juice of 2 limes

For garnish:
3 spring onions, finely chopped
Handful of coriander, chopped
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, crushed

Make the dressing by mashing the garlic, chilli and sugar in a pestle and mortar.  Add the fish sauce and lime juice and mix.

In a separate bowl, combine the noodles and vegetables.  Pour the dressing over and mix well.  Top with garnish ingredients and serve.

Vietnamese prawn salad


  1. that actually sounds pretty similar to the thai salad yum woon sen! (: which i love.


  2. They do look pretty similar. I'm going to use similar ingredients to make Summer rolls tonight too.
    Love the blog - so many nice recipes that I want to try out!


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