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Spicy salad with Lemon Basil(recipe & pic)

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super Chief

Joined: 20 Jul 2004
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Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:20 am    Post subject: Spicy salad with Lemon Basil(recipe & pic) Reply with quote

Singapore Gal came to my home for lunch on 20th August, Tuesday. I made this specially for her.

She loved it, ask for the recipe. Even though I told her its already here at KC, buried under the recipe of Thai Spicy Salad. I decided to rewrite this again as I have added new ingredients to the one I made for her.

Serves 4 persons
4 bundles of Tang Hoon
3 stalks of Thai Lemon Basil(leaves only, discard the stalk)
3 stalks of fresh Coriander Leaves(chopped)
1 green apple(cored, cubed)
1 red apple(cored, cubed)
20 pcs Cherry Tomatoes(cut into half)
50g Dried Shrimps
50g Roasted Peanuts(coarsely ground)
100g Golden Raisins
100g Blackcurrant Raisins

juice from 1 large green lime
1 torch ginger bud(chopped finely)
2 tbsp Fish Sauce
50ml water
1.5 tbsp sugar
2 chilli padi(chopped, deseeded)

1. do not soak the dried shrimps. Heat up wok and add 2 tbsp of oil and fry the shrimps till crispy and dry. Remove from oil and set aside.
2. Soak noodles in boiling hot water for 10 mins. Drain and wash with tap water to cool it down.
3. In a large salad bowl, add noodles, vegetables in.
4. Add fried shrimps to the sauce and pour over the salad.
5. Give it a good toss and put it in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
6. Just before serving, garnish with grounded peanuts.

I told Singapore Gal that she could prepare this ahead of time. However, not to add the sauce to the dry ingredients. Put the dry ingredients in the fridge to cool. And the wet ingredients to be kept aside(in the fridge too).

30 mins before serving guests/family, add the sauce to the dry ingredients to toss.

Choice of vegetables or Fruits.
You can use anything you like, anything you can find in your fridge.
Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Apples, Pears(Green), Jambu, Green mango.

Only caution is not to put any vegetable or fruit that is overly ripe or juicy fruits like oranges. Go for vegetables or fruits that has a lot of crunch.

About the Chilli Padi
Do not attempt to put more than is required. It will make this dish super duper spicy.

If you cannot find Chilli padi in your country, you can sprinkle a pinch of Chilli powder into the sauce.

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singapore gal

Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 221
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee hee, now then got time to post a reply to Gina Razz Embarassed . Thanks so much for making me a yummy lunch (also have hong zhao chicken). I really loved this salad - I even brought home the left overs Embarassed . Hubby loved it too.

One question - can do without the torch ginger? There is a grocery store that I think sells it but it is quite far, not sure when I can make a trip there.
Life is short so never pass an opportunity to taste new foods!
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