Thursday, November 24, 2016

Rice vermicelli and cuttle fish salad ~ 米粉和墨鱼沙拉



What do you do when you're told last minute that you are eating alone?   That was what happened to me recently and fortunately I had some chicken breast meat, a Japanese cucumber and some rice vermicelli.  So I just mixed all these together and  topped with some homemade sauce and lightly toasted cuttle fish, whipped up this salad...... Yum!






Rice vermicelli and cuttle fish salad ~  米粉和墨鱼沙拉

Ingredients
2 pcs dried cuttle fish, lightly toasted and shredded
150 gm rice vermicelli, blanched and drained
100 gm chicken breast meat
2 kaffir lime leaves, cut finely
2 shallots, sliced thinly
1 Japanese cucumber, seeds removed and sliced

Seasoning for chicken - season with some salt, a bit of sugar, pepper

Homemade dressing
2 bird eye chillies, cut
1 heaped Tbsp peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
lightly toasted sesame seeds to garnish

Method
Poach or steam the chicken, let cool and shred into pieces
Soak the dried vermicelli in water to soften , then blanch in hot water,
drain and set aside
Place the sliced cucumber on the base of the serving plate
Mix the peanut butter with 1 Tbsp of hot water, add in lime juice, fish sauce,
bird eye chillies and honey
Pour this sauce into a mixing bowl
Mix in the kaffir lime leaves and shallots
Add in the blanched rice vermicelli, shredded chicken, toss gently to mix
Mix in the cuttle fish and sesame seeds
Put the mixed rice vermicelli over the cucumber
Serve







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