20 May 2011 Thai Shrimp and Carrot Salad

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. Thai shrimp and carrot salad. Downloaded from the web on May 15, 2011.

Thai Shrimp and Carrot Salad

Copyright © 2011. Adrien Bisson Photography

My Comment: Just my opinion, but I think this recipe needs some serious tweaking.  Realizing that the lack of oil was possibly purposeful, I still need to say that the dressing needs something – sesame oil maybe? Not enough hot pepper flakes and honestly, almost every Southeast Asian noodle/salad dish I’ve ever eaten has some kind of sweetening to offset the lime and vinegar.  

Lesson learned: even on a first pass through a recipe, go ahead and follow your instincts.

Ingredients:

8 oz. uncooked brown rice noodles
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 pound cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp – tails removed
3 cups carrots
1/2 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup sliced shallots
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint

Method

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse until cool, then drain and place in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine lime juice, vinegar and crushed red pepper to make a dressing.

3. Toss noodles with 2 TBSP of the dressing. Toss remaining dressing with shrimp, carrots, peanuts, shallots, and mint.

4. Serve shrimp mixture over the rice noodles.

Serves 6. Nutrition: 290 calories, 8 g fat, 61 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 24 g protein

Advertisements

About amybisson

I taught second, third and fourth graders. Teaching was my passion and joy for 30 years. And it didn't hurt that they called me "mom" sometimes. View all posts by amybisson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: