Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Ultimate OmNoms0
Hayden McMillan's Fail-proof Vietnamese Recipe
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Vietnamese has always been a favourite for the fresh clean taste and I learned how easy it is to prepare from one of Sachie Kitchen's Brigade 6 classes where TriBeCa's Hayden McMillan was our host and teacher.
Out of the 3 dishes we made, this one was my favourite – and when you try this in the kitchen – you can see why!
Vietnamese Prawn and Rice Noodle Salad
Ingredients (serves 4):
200g rice vermicelli noodles
1 large carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
1 telegraph cucumber, seeds removed, cut into thin matchsticks
1 long red chili, seeds removed, cut into thin matchsticks
300g peeled cooked prawns (tails intact), deveined
1 cup (75g) bean sprouts
1/4 cup each of mint, coriander and Thai basil leaves
Nouc cham dressing:
2 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs fish suace
1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
1 long red chili, seeds removed, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped