Exotic Noodle Salad

Joan served this up to us on a beautiful summers day in New Zealand. Fresh and zingy, and very satisfying. It has become a favourite of ours during the brief British summers.

Exotic Noodle Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 8 pieces of Dried Mushrooms
  2. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon grass, finely chopped
  4. 1 knob of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  5. 1 lemon, both juice and finely grated rind
  6. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  7. 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  8. 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  9. 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  10. 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  11. 1/4 cup of stock or water
  12. Precooked noodles, e.g. Udon (sufficient for 2-3 people)
  13. 8 snow peas (or sugar snap peas or beans or peas)
  14. 1/4 cup roasted cashews
  15. 2 spring onions, sliced on angle
  16. 4 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  17. 1 red capsicum, chopped (optional)
  18. 4 cherry tomatoes, (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour boiling water over the mushrooms
  2. Leave mushrooms to soak until soft, approximately 20 min.
  3. Chop mushrooms finely
  4. Add garlic, lemon grass, ginger, lemon, sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, chilli sauce, fish sauce, and stock to pot
  5. Boil for 2 min until sauce is reduced and thickened slightly.
  6. Place noodles in a heat proof bowl. Pour boiling water over. Stir to loosen strands. Leave for 1 min. Drain.
  7. Transfer noodles to a serving platter
  8. Pour sauce over noodles
  9. Use vegetables and nuts to decorate the noodles
  10. Serve
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