Recipe Salad Bean Thread Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

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1/4 c. Large dried shrimp

2 oz. Mung bean thread noodles

4 Or 5 medium raw prawns, shelled, deveined

3 Tbs. Fresh lime juice

2 1/2 Tbs. Fish sauce

3/4 Tsp. 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 Tbs. Coarsely chopped coriander leaves

Red lettuce, washed and drained


This salad is very easy to make, and combines the sour, sweet and salty flavors typical of Thai cuisine. From Thai Cooking From the Siam Cuisine Restaurant (North Atlantic Books 1989). 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. PER SERVING: 105 calories 5 g protein 15 g carbohydrate 0 g fat 32 mg cholesterol

912 carbohydrate 1 g fiber.

From an article by Joyce Jue in the San Francisco Chronicle 5/29/91. - Stephen Ceideburg

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