Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bean Thread Noodle (Harusame) Salad

* This makes a nice side dish.   Bean Thread Noodle (Harusame) is typically gluten-free, thus a great alternative to regular pasta for people who are gluten-intolerant.  *Some brands might contain a small amount of gluten, so check the package label carefully before purchasing.  

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Total Time: 15 mins.


3 oz. Bean Thread Noodle (Harusame
* Available at your local Asian Food Store or Amazon (Buy Eden Mung Bean Pasta (Harusame)- Gluten-Free Specialty Noodles -2.4oz
2 Eggs, beaten  
1 Cucumber (Preferably Japanese, if English, scrape out any seeds with a teaspoon), thinly sliced into strips  
2-3 Slices of Ham, cut half and thinly sliced into strips. 
~ A ~
2 tbs. Sugar 
4 tbs. Soy Sauce 
3 tbs. Vinegar (Preferably Rice, if not white wine vinegar) 
1/2 tbs. Sesame Oil 
1 tbs. Sesame Seed 

1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients listed under ~A ~ (hereafter "Dressing").  Chill in a efrigerate.  

2. In a medium pot of boiling water, cook the bead thread noodle according to the package instructions.  Drain and rinse the noodle with cold water, until the noodle becomes cool.  Set aside. 

3. Heat a small skillet (or non-stick pan)  over a low-medium heat and coat with a little oil.  Add 1/3 of the egg and rapidly swirl it around until it just coats the bottom.  Cook on low heat for about a minute, until the egg is set.  Using a spatula, transfer to a plate.  Repeat with the remaining egg.  Once the egg cools off, fold each into thirds and cut into thin strips. 

4. In a medium bowl, mix the bean thread noodle, cucumber, ham.  Toss with the dressing.  Serve immediately.   


Lisa said...

It looks beautiful! I'll have to try this sometime.

Coco said...

Thank you! It is especially a refreshing menu to try during summer.

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