Saturday, May 28, 2011

Glassy-Eyed Over Glass Noodles!

Mine! - Cook's Treat!
I just love Glass Noodle Salad!  I can have it alone without any other accompaniments because I feel it has all the makings of a complete meal; the carbohydrate, the protein, the vitamins and the minerals!  The only thing that it doesn't have is oil or fat!  Not a single trace of it!  That's what makes it so good!

This dish, just like the Beef Rib Soup, is a once-in-a-while thing, not because of the cholesterol content, but because it takes such a long time to prepare.  However, the result is staggering.  If you like an all-in-one dish, I think you will like this!

The vegetables and herbs

Since it is a salad, you will require the following, all julienned and mixed as in the picture above.
  • 3 stalks lemon grass
  • 2 ginger torch flowers
  • 1 red chili
  • 15 birds eye chillies
  • 5 shallots
  • half a carrot
Then you need the protein part, that is a piece of chicken breast slowly simmered with some garlic, lemon grass, salt and pepper.  When done, lift out, drain and shred the chicken breast and pour the hot stock over the glass noodles.  This will cook the noodles.

Poached Chicken Breast

Cooked glass noodles
Of course for a salad, you will need a dressing which is simple to make.  Just mix together 4 tablespoons each of sugar, fish stock, water and lime juice.  Finally toss all the ingredients and voila, Glass Noddle Salad is ready.  Enjoy!

P.S.  You can also opt to replace the chicken with squids or prawns prepared the same way as the chicken.

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