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Glass noodle salad with crab and chicken

Glass noodles are usually made of mung bean and are therefore called mung bean thread. They are never fried but sometimes used in soups and such like. When re-hydrating just cover with cold water and leave the rest to time.

Ingredients

For the nam jim (Thai dipping sauce)

Preparation method

  1. Reconstitute the noodles according to the packet instructions.

  2. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, season with a little salt and cook the minced chicken for three minutes, or until cooked, breaking up with a whisk. Drain and allow to cool on a baking tray.

  3. For the nam jim, use a pestle and mortar to pound the lime juice, garlic, shallots, chilli, palm sugar, fish sauce and coriander roots to make the dipping sauce.

  4. In a large dish, combine the drained chicken, crabmeat, drained noodles, herbs and nam jim. Sprinkle with the ground roast rice, shallots, chilli powder and strips of red chilli. Serve immediately.

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