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Thai Glass Noodles (Yam Woon Sen)

 
Thai Glass Noodles (Yam Woon Sen)
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A very clean and refreshing dish that's packed with flavour. I used half fish sauce and half soy sauce, which actually worked deliciously well. If you love Thai food, you should definitely give this recipe a go. Five stars, no doubt.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

45

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 ounces mungbean noodles
dried
*
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
vegetable
1 each chicken breasts
whole, boned, skinned and coarsely chopped
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 each green chili peppers
or red, chopped
*
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
thai, nam pla
1 teaspoon sugar
3 each shallots
peeled, thinly sliced
*
½ cup cilantro
fresh, chopped
6 ounces shrimp
bay
lettuce
shredded, for garnish
*
2 tablespoons shallots
fried until crispy, (optional)

Directions

Put noodles in a large bowl and fill with warm water to cover.

Let soak until soft and pliable (about 15 minutes).

Drain. Add noodles to a large pot of boiling water.

Reduce to medium heat; cook until noodles are plump and glass like (3 to 5 minutes).

Drain in a colander; rinse with cold water; drain again.

Cut into 3 or 4 inch lengths.

Chill.

Pour oil into a hot wok or skillet.

Add chicken; sauté until it loses it's pink color.

Break into small morsels. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cool.

Mix together chile, lime juice, nam pla, sugar, shallots and cilantro; pour over noodles and mix thoroughly.

Add chicken, shrimp and chilled noodles; mix well.

Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce.

Garnish with the optional crisp fried shallots.

NOTES With this recipe it's necessary to use mung bean glass noodles rather than those based on rice flour. Check the ingredients on the package when buying. Crisp fried shallots are available in Asian grocery stores.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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over 3 years

A very clean and refreshing dish that's packed flavour. I used half fish sauce and half soy sauce, which actually worked deliciously well.

If you love Thai food, you should definitely give this recipe a go. Five stars, no doubt.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 91g (3.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12132% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 652mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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