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Chef Ray: Thai Lamb & Rice Noodle Salad

BBQ flavours mixed with Asian spiciness combine in this salad that is packed full of freshness and flavour.

From: Sunderland, Tracey (Jan 2013)  in: BBQ Crowd-Pleasers Healthy Food Guide

Serves: 4

  • 150g rice stick noodles
  • 4x 125g lamb leg steaks or lamb loins
  • 50g red Thai curry paste
  • 3 different-coloured capsicums, cut into wedges
  • oil spray
  • 1 cos lettuce, washed, leaves separated
  • 2x 300g cherry tomatoes, some cut in half
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, sliced thickly
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  1. Cook rice noodles in boiling salted water for 6 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water. Drain again and dry off with a tea towel or paper towel before using. Place lamb in dish and cover with curry paste. Leave to infuse while cooking vegetables.
  2. Spray capsicums lightly with oil then transfer to open grill. Turn to ensure even cooking. Remove after 2-3 minutes whilst still firm but seared. Brown lamb: first spray hot barbecue plate with oil, add lamb and cook each side for 3 minutes. Remove, cover with tinfoil and rest for 2 minutes.
  3. Line a long platter with cos leaves. layer rice noodles over the base. Scatter over tomatoes, cucumber, grilled capsicums and red onions. Slice lamb into thick slices and pile on top.
  4. Combine honey, lime juice, oil and whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and top with mint.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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