Chinese Cuisine China Kitchen Food Recipe

Bean Thread Salad

Ingredients

4 ounces of bean thread vermicelli
2 T lime juice
1 T fish sauce
1 T sugar
1 t roasted sesame oil
1/2 cup peanuts, toasted and chopped fine
3 scallions, chopped fine
1/2 small carrot, chopped fine
1/4 c cilantro, chopped fine
1/8 c mint, chopped fine

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Directions

Bring a pot of water to boil. Pour over the vermicelli. Let it sit for a few minutes until it softens and becomes translucent. Drain water and rinse with cold water. Allow to drain. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to finish dissolving the sugar. Add the sesame oil.

In a serving bowl, combine the noodles, sauce, peanuts, scallions, carrot, cilantro and mint. Mix well to combine. Taste for seasoning and correct. For a spicy version, mince a jalapeno and add to taste to the sauce to before microwaving.

Serves 4.

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