Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Big Noodle

So, you know the way Americans call the boss The Big Cheese? (or is that just in the movies..?) Well, in Asia they call them The Big Noodle. Maybe you had to be there, but this really made me giggle when I first heard. Mind you, that was in my travelling days when I had nothing more to do only giggle at such silly things. Would I giggle if told now in this so called 'real world'? Hmm....Oh well, it still puts a smile on my face and brings me back to those happy and carefree days daze.

Some travelling memories from the Friendly Cottage photo album


I love nothing more than this quick and easy noodle salad for a tasty and healthy lunch or light supper. Swap the prawns for cooked chicken strips or for a vegetarian version, something like toasted cashews or tofu. Don’t toss everything together until ready to serve to avoid things becoming soggy.

Serves 2

175g thin rice noodles
100g mange tout
150g cooked & peeled prawns
1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
2 spring onions, chopped
handful mint leaves, torn
4 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 tbsp roughly chopped coriander

Place the noodles in a wide shallow dish and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave to soak for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain, rinse in cold water to refresh and drain again.

In the meantime, prepare the dressing in a large bowl. Whisk the sunflower oil, light soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger, chilli and coriander together and set aside.

Blanch the mange tout in a small pan of salted water until just tender. Drain, refresh in cold water and drain again before cutting diagonally in half.

Tip the noodles into the dressing with the mange tout, prawns, mango, spring onions and mint leaves. Toss everything together really well and serve at once.


GardenOfDaisies said...

This noodle prawn mango dish looks amazingly delicious!! Lime and ginger and soy.... YUM!

Anonymous said...

yum yum yum. perfect for summer. if the weather is nice this weekend i will definitely try this recipe. thanks sharon.

Lilly Higgins said...

Yum! This looks gorgeous! I'm big into mangoes at the moment too. I just laughed out loud at my computer when I read about the big noodle! ha! So funny. I shouldn't be reading blogs at work! x

Anonymous said...

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