Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

Serves: 4 - 6

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Microwave: R890EST 1100W


Ingredients:

Pork marinade:

-   500g pork mince

-  1 tablespoon fish sauce

-  1 tablespoon caster sugar

-  3 spring onions, finely sliced

-  3 cloves garlic, crushed

-  1 teaspoon olive oil

Noodle Bowl:

-  250g vermicelli noodles, prepared according to packet directions

-  2 carrots, thinly sliced and pickled lightly*

-  2 cucumbers thinly sliced and picked lightly*

-  2 shallots, thinly sliced

-  ½ cup mint

-  ¼ cup coriander

-  ¼ cup Thai basil

-  ¼ iceberg lettuce, shredded

-  80g peanuts

Dressing:

-  2 tablespoons caster sugar

-  2 tablespoons fish sauce

-  4 tablespoons water

-  Juice of 1 lemon

-  1 red chilli, finely sliced

-  1 cloves garlic, crushed

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the pork marinade in a microwave safe glass bowl. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Microwave at 1100W for 8 minutes. Stir the mince half way. Set aside.
  2. While the mince is cooking prepare the noodle bowl ingredients and dressing.
  3. Place the peanuts onto a microwave safe place. Toast in the microwave at 1100W for 4 minutes. Toss the peanuts halfway to ensure that they are toasted evenly. Allow to cool.
  4. To assemble the noodle bowl, divide all of the ingredients evenly between 4 bowls.
  5. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Serve the dressing on the side.
  6. Top the noodle bowls with the pork and serve.
  7. *Note: To pickle the vegetables simply sprinkle with a little caster sugar and drizzle with white vinegar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before discarding the liquid. 


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