Yum Woon Sen (Thai Bean Thread Salad)
Posted by WingsFan91 at recipegoldmine.com 6/26/01 5:06:49 am
1/4 cup large dried shrimp
2 ounces mung bean thread noodles
4 or 5 medium raw prawns, shelled, deveined
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 or 2 medium button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced at an angle
1 green onion, sliced into 1 1/2-inch lengths
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped coriander leaves
Red lettuce, washed and drained
Pound dried shrimp in a mortar to flatten them into soft, crumbly pieces. (They should still be in relatively whole pieces.) Set aside.
Soak the mung bean thread noodle in water for 1 hour, until soft.
Using a strainer to hold the noodles, dip them into boiling for 1 second. Remove and immediately dip into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well and set aside.
Using a strainer to hold the prawns, boil for 6 seconds until they turn pink. Drain well.
Combine prawns and lime juice in a medium bowl; let stand 1 minute. Add the dried shrimp, noodles, fish sauce, sugar, mushrooms rooms, celery, green onions and coriander leaves.
Arrange the salad on a bed of lettuce and serve immediately.
Serves 4 people