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  • Recipe Room  »  Ginger prawn and noodle salad



    For the salad

    • 1 packet vermicelli glass noodles (rice or mung bean)
    • 20 green prawns or shrimp, no heads or tails, peeled and de-veined
    • 10ml olive oil
    • 15ml light soy sauce
    • 200g snow peas shoots, chopped
    • 100g bean sprouts
    • 80g snow peas, coarsely chopped
    • 50g macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
    • 50g shitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped

    For the dressing

    • 80ml lemon aspen syrup
    • 15ml white wine vinegar
    • 2 to 6 chillies (depending on their heat and size), de-seeded and finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Buderim minced ginger
    • ¼ teaspoon lemon myrtle

    Ginger prawn and noodle salad


    For the salad, place the vermicelli noodles into boil hot water; turn the heat off and allow them to sit for 3 to 4 minutes then strain and cool with cold water.

    Marinate the prawns with olive oil and light soy sauce. Place the prawns on to a hot char-grill for about 3 to 4 minutes, turning once done.

    Roast the macadamia nut pieces in a dry pan on the barbecue while constantly tossing them until the fines begin to darken; transfer them to a large mixing bowl to cool.

    For the dressing, to the lemon aspen syrup, add enough of the vinegar to lessen the sweetness and give a suggestion of tartness. Add some of the chopped chilli.

    Grate a knuckle of ginger on a slab grater and squeeze a teaspoonful of the juice into the dressing. Allow the mix to stand for the flavours to infuse.

    Once all the prawns are cooked, combine all of the ingredients, including the dressing in the bowl with the toasted macadamia nuts. Toss well and place on to a large serving plate and dust with lemon myrtle to finish.

    Submitted by
    Benjamin Christie

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