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  • READY IN 40 mins

Spicy Asian Cellophane Noodle Salad

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"Asian style salad with cellophane noodles, hard boiled eggs, fried tofu, and sauteed zucchini and onion, tossed with a tasty, spicy Thai chile sauce."

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Directions

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover, and bring a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel, and chop.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and zucchini until tender. Mix in the tofu, and continue to cook and stir until browned on all sides.
  3. With a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic and Thai chiles into a fine paste. Mix with the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and salt.
  4. Bring 1 quart water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and soak the cellophane noodles in the hot water 1 minute, or until soft.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together the eggs, tofu mixture, garlic and chile paste, noodles, and lettuce.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 22, 2005

I'm sorry to say that this didn't turn out really well. There were WAY too many noodles, and it was just too gelatinous and globby. I added more spices and even soy sauce to try and salvage it, but I ended up throwing out the whole bowl.

 
Aug 27, 2007

I have no idea what the other reviewer did wrong. This was a fabulous salad. The only change I made was to swap out the zucchini with cucumber and the tofu with real shrimp. I'm just not partial to tofu and zucchini. I also used green onion, instead of standard onions and scrambled the eggs. This lovely dish fed the whole family, even the kids were coming back for more!

 
May 24, 2011

This was not good - I wouldn't recommend maaking this.

 
Jul 21, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTE: I believe the instructions regarding cellophane noodles (glass noodles, mung-bean noodles) need to be more explicit in this recipe for "Spicy Asian Cellophane Noodle Salad." There are different types of cellophane noodles which may need to be prepared differently (BEAN-THREAD TYPE vs. RIBBON-PASTA-LIKE TYPE). Cooking the BEAN-THREAD TYPE could very easily result in "gelatinous and globby" noodles (as reported by another reviewer) if you are not VERY CAREFUL not to overcook them. I had a Vietnamese roommate while I was a university, and Thai Hang showed me how she prepared BEAN-THREAD-TYPE cellophane noodles for salads. I soak my BEAN-THREAD-TYPE cellophane noodles in HOT TAP WATER for 30 minutes, drain well, and cut the threads into 2" strands before proceeding to make the salad (no cooking). Chef Jamie Oliver also does not cook BEAN-THREAD-TYPE cellophane noodles in his Fresh Asian Noodle Salad (his highly recommended recipe is online). Thank you SUMMER530 for sharing your recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 212 mg
  • 70%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 1125 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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