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Prawn and chicken vermicelli salad


I made this seafood rice vermicelli salad and it's not just an appetiser or starter  for me.   It doubled up as another one-dish meal for my dinner and  although  it's light, it can be filling too ..... and what's more, it's really delicious!










This is indeed very scrumptuous and the plus point is there's isn't much oil in it.  Just what I like.  What about you? 

Ingredients
  • 100 gm rice vermicelli, soaked
  • 1 chicken leg, skin removed and deboned
  • 250 gm prawns
  • 1 small green capsicum, sliced thinly
  • 1 cucumber, seeded, trimmed
  • 1 medium size onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 bird eye chilli
  • 2  tsp finely shredded turmeric leaves
  • Chopped garlic and oil
  • Salt
Dressing    (Mix together)
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 Tbsp limau kasturi/calamansi juice
  • 1 Tbsp warm water
  • 5 tsp brown sugar
Preparation
  1. In a pot of boiling water add in some salt, poach the chicken till cooked through, drain and shred the meat.  Set aside.
  2. Add in the prawns whole and once the shells turn red, dish out, remove the shells, devein and slice them into halves.
  3. Cook the rice vermicelli in some boiling water, drain and cut into random lengths.
  4. Place the vermicelli, prawns and shredded chicken in a large serving bowl.
  5. Mix in the dressing, onion, capsicum, chilli and turmeric leaves.  Toss gently to combine.  Top up with 4 tsp of chopped garlic and oil.
  6. Serve immediately.

Comments

  1. This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
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  2. very hungry now ... can you hear my stomach making noise? You know what to do lah .... a bigger portion hor since its lunch time now.

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  3. Very healthy indeed...I like the prawns best:D and the dressing too sounds very appetising!

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  4. Yes Cheah, this salad is very refreshing and looks very delicious too! I can take this as my main meal too.

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  5. wahhh.. prawns empowering noodles!

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  6. Aarthi
    Thanks for dropping by. Will check out your blog soon.

    Yummy Bakes
    Pity you're not my neihbour!

    Jeannie
    I much prefer simple light dressing, best is tangy!

    Anncoo
    Yup, I always go for recipes which can kill 2 birds with 1 stone!

    Claire
    Nice eh! Cholesterol, push aside for the moment!

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  7. This is a wonderful summer dish..love lots prawns.

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  8. cheah, this also sounds like kerabu..i can have lots of these!!

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  9. Angie
    It's perpetual summer here!

    Lena
    Ya, something like kerabu and it's one of my favourites!

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  10. This will be good for summer here.

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  11. Cheah, this is truely a Thai selection! Must be so tasty. Have a great day.
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s we need a champagne here!ha...

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  12. tigerfish
    You share the same view as Angie!

    Kristy
    Yup, more or less, I seem to have a soft spot for tangy food!

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  13. yes yes, this is so refreshing and healthy!

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  14. easy and no fuss! I like!! I think every family should have a weekday maybe a friday dish like this!

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  15. This looks very very good, I've never had my vermicelli this way, the calamansi juice must have added a nice aroma :)!

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  16. Rebecca
    Simple to prepare and healthy for the body!

    Sonia
    Yes indeed!

    daphne
    Yes, I totally agree with you!

    CG
    Oh yes, it does contribute to the sweet sour aroma of the salad.

    Jay
    Thank you!

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  17. Light and refreshing! A nice change from the ones fried in a lot of oil.

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  18. pigpigscorner
    Yes, not so filling and heavy!

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  19. With right here, something like and fresh would be wonderful this is exactly what i want Yumiee

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