Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Interim Blogging

 

I should be back on track by the weekend, but in the meantime, I'm going to post a recipe that I tried this week that just knocked my socks off.  I found it in Vegetarian Times:

Chilled Mango Noodle Salad

Dressing
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
1 red jalapeño chile, finely chopped

Salad
8 oz. dried rice-stick noodles
1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leaf lettuce
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
1 cup bean sprouts
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, crushed, optional

  1. To make Dressing: Warm all ingredients in saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  2. To make Salad: Soak noodles in hot water 15 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Cook carrot in pot of boiling water 30 seconds. Transfer to colander with slotted spoon, and rinse under cold water. Add noodles to water and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer to colander with carrots, and rinse under cold water. Drain, and chill.
  4. Toss noodle mixture with lettuce, basil, mint, and 1/2 cup Dressing. Divide among 4 bowls. Top with cucumber slices, bean sprouts, and green onion. Arrange mango slices on top, and drizzle with remaining Dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts, if desired.

The dish was pictured on the cover and looked so good I had to go pick it image

Try it!

2 comments:

noble pig said...

This sounds like a perfect addition to summertime eating, thank you.

Libby said...

I was just going to comment that I thought the recipe could easily be nominated for Best Summer Dish. :)