Lotus root salad

Lotus root salad

Nộm ngó sen

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From
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

The lotus flower is very versatile. The entire lotus plant is used: the seeds In soups and desserts, the root in salads and stir-fries, the leaves for wrapping foods prior to cooking, and the flower for decoration and for making tea.

Although the ingredient in this recipe is commonly referred to as the 'root', it is in fact the tendril that runs off the large rhizome-shaped root.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
250g pickled lotus roots
100g bean sprouts
1 carrot, cut into long thin strips
3 red asian shallots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons vietnamese mint
1 tablespoon mint
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, plus an extra 2 teaspoons, to serve
2 tablespoons Fried shallots, plus an extra 1 teaspoon, to serve
1 long red chilli, seeded and cut into thin strips

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
120g sugar
100ml lime juice
60ml fish sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped

Method

  1. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the chicken, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until just cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a board and leave to cool, then thinly slice and place in a large bowl.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together the sugar and lime juice until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stir in the fish sauce and garlic.
  3. Rinse the lotus roots to remove some of the pickling liquid. Drain well and pat dry with paper towel. Cut the lotus roots lengthways into four pieces and add to the chicken, along with the remaining salad ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve on a large platter, sprinkled with the extra sesame seeds and fried shallots.
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