crunchy, tart, crisp, slippery, sweet, savory, tangy and spicy
this is my new favorite salad. i’ve had it every day for a week. by it’s self, a great light snack or lunch, but topped with shrimp, shredded chicken, BBQ’d salmon?..a delicious, filling, low fat, low calorie meal. fresh and easy when you have some made up in the fridge. it saves well and gets even better as it sits.
i came across these strange Sea Tangle noodles at one of my Asian markets. i always have to try the weird thing that i’ve never seen before.
what a find!…these things are good!
the texture is soooo unexpected. they are crunchy right out of the bag…i mean CRUNCHY! they do soften a bit when the dressing is applied or after it sits.
the flavor?…there is none, so the noodles make for a great blank canvas.
great for filling up…they only have 6 calories per large handful. perfect for watching the swimsuit waistline.
they DO come in a big “tangle”…easy to separate and the wad in the bag grows into a HUGE pile o’glassy noodles.
if the crunch is too weird for you, put them in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes with a few squeezes of lemon juice. them strain them and dry as well as you can before putting them in salad.
they are also good warm. i haven’t come up with any recipes yet, but i did try this dressing on the warm soft noodles and i think it would make a great side for something…anything.
hey…they’re only 6 calories !
eat them with everything.
ASIAN SLAW SALAD
this is a bag to look for. look carefully among the konjac and shirataki noodles. it took me 5 or 10 minutes to locate another bag in the market. i found this large bag at H Mart in irvine. i have recently seen a few bags at Mother’s Market, so i bet your local health food store might carry them.
by the way…this is “THE” fish sauce commonly used in Vietnamese cooking. my friend Cathy gave me this big bottle of fish sauce that her Mom uses at her PHO restaurant in Little Saigon. she says this is “the” one to use. it is far better than the commercial one i bought at my local market.