*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Chopstix Glass Noodle Salad
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----SALAD-----
    8       oz           Bean threads or rice sticks
    1       c            Shredded red cabbage
      1/2   lb           Snow peas
    1                    Sweet red pepper
    3       oz           Enoki mushrooms
    3       oz           Daikon sprouts
                         -OR- other sprouts
                         -----DRESSING-----
    2       tb           Finely minced fresh ginger
    2                    Garlic cloves
    1       tb           Grated or minced orange peel
      1/4   c            Minced cilantro
      1/4   c            Minced green onions
    9       tb           Red wine vinegar
      1/4   c            Oriental sesame oil
    2       tb           Safflower oil
    1       tb           Sugar
    1       t            Chinese chili sauce
    1       t            Salt
 
   Soak bean threads or rice sticks in hot water until soft, about 30
   minutes.  Drain thoroughly and cut into 4-inch lengths.
   
   Snap off stems of snowpeas and discard.  Blanch snowpeas for 5
   seconds in in 2 quarts boiling water.  Immediately transfer snowpeas
   to a bowl of ice water.  When cold, drain and pat dry, then cut into
   fine slivers.  Stem and seed pepper, then slice into 2-inch slivers.
   Remove and discard dirty ends of mushrooms and separate strands.
   
   In a food processor or blender, mince the garlic and ginger.  Add
   orange peel, cilantro and green onions.  Process until finely minced,
   then add remaining dressing ingredients and blend to combine.
   
   To assemble, combine the bean threads (or rice sticks) with the other
   salad ingredients.  Pour the dressing over and toss to combine
   thoroughly. May be prepared up to 2 hours in advance.
  
 
 
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