Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flavours of Hanoi - VIETNAMESE SALAD SASKATCHEWAN STYLE

Angel hair pasta for two or three
Dipping sauce (see below)
1/2 cup carrots, shaved with a vegetable peeler
1/2 cup English cucumber, cut in thin matchsticks
1/2 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced and chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fish sauce
Fresh cilantro for garnish, chopped

Dipping Sauce – Mix together:
1 large garlic, minced
1 hot pepper, chopped
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
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Cook pasta in salted water. Drain, rinse and cool. Make dipping sauce.

Boil two cups of water with a dash of salt. Drop in the cabbage and cook one minute. Add carrots and cucumber and cook another minute. Drain and cool in cold water. Add vegetables to the dipping sauce.

Mix together the ground meat, red onion, cilantro, sugar and fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Mix very well, until the meat begins to break down and get sticky. Form into ten patties. Cook patties until browned on both sides and cooked through. Add the warm patties to the dipping sauce and vegetables. Cool.

To serve, place the noodles on a platter. Scoop vegetables on top. Place meat patties around the sides. Pour on dipping sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

3 comments:

Sam said...

That sounds absolutely delightful. I must give it a try.

Crystal said...

If I may give a suggestion: I noticed you label your posts, which is great - I would take it a step further and give your readers a 'label reference' on the sidebar, so when they are looking for something in particular (as I am now) they can just look it up under the labels. I'm pretty sure it's a simple click of a button somewhere in Blogger. It's just a suggestion so I can continue referencing your wonderful recipes and tips! Thanks so much!

Samantha said...

A great addition to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait ti try this especially for my family.

Agree w/ Crystal. nice suggestion.