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Video:Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp on Rice Noodles

with Lan from Viet Cafe

Vietnamese grilled shrimp noodles is a light and healthy Vietnamese dish with a delightful blend of Southeast Asian ingredients. See how to make grilled shrimp over rice noodles at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp on Rice Noodles

Hi, my name is Lan, chef at Viet Café in New York City for About.com Food, Today I'm going to show you how to make grilled shrimp on rice noodles.

Grilled Shrimp and Noodles Ingredients

The boiled rice noodle dish is a very popular dish in Vietnam. For this you are going to need about:
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp. roasted crushed peanuts

Make the Scallion Oil

  • 3 tbsp. scallion oil
To make the scallion oil, use the green part of the scallion and chop them up. You can either heat up a saucepan until it is really hot, add a little bit of oil and then add the scallion, toss is quickly and take it off the stove - or you can put the chopped scallions into a bowl, add oil, and put it in the microwave for about a minute and a half to two, and you have scallion oil.

You will also need about:
  • 1/8 cup chopped mint and cilantro

Boil the Rice Noodles

  • 1 cup of boiled rice noodles, you buy from any Asian grocery stores
Just like pasta, you bring to boil a big pot of water, add a little bit of salt into the water, put the noodles in, boil for about 5 to 7 minutes, poor the noodles out into a calendar, rinse the noodles out with cold water to stop the cooking, and leave it dry, and serve it at room temperature.

Slice the Cucumbers

  • about 1/8 of a cup of cucumbers
To prepare the cucumbers, use a mandolin and slice like shown here.

Mix Fish Lime Sauce

To make the fish lime sauce you can buy the fish sauce from Asian grocery stores, and lime juice, bit of sugar, a bit of water, and mix all the ingredients together to make fish lime.

Prepare Pickled Carrots

  • 1/8 of a cup of carrot, julienned and pickled
To prepare the pickled carrots, first clean the carrot, us ea mandolin, julienne it, use salt, a bit of sugar, and vinegar, rice or white vinegar will work, and mix it all together. Leave the carrots to be pickled for about 10 to 15 minutes before using.

Grill the Shrimp

You will also need about 4-5 poached, shelled shrimp. With the shrimp, put them on the grill for about a couple of minutes on each side, take them off and leave them aside.

Assemble the Grilled Shrimp Over Rice Noodles

To put the dish together, put the noodles in a bowl, adding sprouts, pickled carrots, cucumbers, mint and cilantro, sprinkle scallion oil on top of the noodles, place the shrimps on top and sprinkle the fish lime sauce and finally add the toasted peanuts. There you have the grilled shrimp on rice noodles. This dish can also be made using beef, chicken or any other topping that you would like.

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