Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad: Fiesta Friday #37
Last week I told you all about a new magazine I had discovered: “Cuisine“, from New Zealand. Well, here is another show-stopper that I found between the covers of this delicious book (September 2014 issue), and I just had to share it with you! I don’t generally eat much pasta, as it doesn’t overly agree with me, but I do really enjoy soba noodles, which are based on buckwheat. When I saw this recipe, I figured it was a great excuse to slurp down some satisfying soba noodles, and I wasn’t disappointed. The combination of the fresh, crunchy herbs and vegetables, and the bright burst of citrus dressing balances perfectly over the cool, smooth soba noodles. I used green tea soba noodles for the first time and have discovered a new favourite. They are light and aromatic and worked perfectly in this recipe. This is the kind of salad that just makes me want to burst into song … so, I figured, why not take it to a party? For that matter, why not take this to Fiesta Friday #37? As it turns out, I am co-hosting this fine virtual blog party tonight, with my favourite blogging buddy, Hilda, from “Along the Grapevine”. By now, many of you know that the very gracious Angie, from The Novice Gardener has been hosting us for 37 weeks! We all bring something we want to share with the group, be it food, drink, poetry, or music and we mingle and celebrate the upcoming weekend.
For any of you who are completely new to Fiesta Friday, we welcome you! Joining this virtual party is a wonderful way to meet new blogger friends and to gain exposure and views. I suggest that you read these guidelines to get an overview of how the party works. Just be sure to link your post to Angie’s blog, as well as mine, or Hilda’s so that we know you have arrived. All you have to do is click on the button below. Happy Fiesta Friday!
Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup edamame beans
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mint, chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cups broccoli spears
2 cups green beans
1 500 gram package noodles of your choice (I used green tea soba noodles)
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
24 large whole prawns, uncooked
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of 3 limes
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 6 mandarins
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 egg yolk
1 cup olive oil
Julienne the carrots with a julienne peeler. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Then cut in half crosswise and peel into long ribbons using a regular peeler.
Combine the carrot and cucumber in a large bowl or serving platter. Add the bean sprouts, edamame beans, green onions, red onions, mint and cilantro.
Bring 2 large saucepans of salted water to a boil. Drop the broccoli and green beans into 1 pot and the noodles into the other. After 5 minutes, remove the broccoli and beans from the saucepan and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. One they are cold, remove from the water and drain well. Once the noodles have cooked al dente, remove from the water and rinse in cold running water. Drain well and set aside.
In a small skillet, melt the butter and sauté the prawns and garlic until the prawns are pink. Remove from the skillet.
Add the prawns, noodles, broccoli and green beans to the salad. Pour over your desired amount of dressing and toss well to combine.
Place the juices in a saucepan over high heat and simmer to reduce to ½ cup total liquid. Cool. Using a whisk, combine the juice, mustard powder and the egg yolk. Continue to whisk while gradually adding the oil in a thin stream. (I used a hand blender) Season with salt and white pepper.
60 Responses to “Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad: Fiesta Friday #37”
Yummy yummy, fresh and inviting 🙂
Thanks so much Skd!
This looks delicious, thanks for co-hosting FF37!
You are so welcome! It is always a pleasure to co-hos the most awesome blog party on the blogosphere! 😀
So happy to be co-hosting with you this week. Your dish looks delicious. Like you, I prefer soba noodles but never had them made with green tea before – another thing I’ll have to try soon. Hope you have a fun weekend.
Thanks Hilda! Isn’t it nice to find some pasta that agrees with the body? The green tea noodles are really a wonderful, light change from the regular ones. Hope you get to try them soon! Happy Thanks giving to you ! 😀
Wow! That really, really, really….. looks fabulous, Julianna! Really! 🙂 I wanna dive into that bowl, looks so fresh! Green tea soba sounds so healthy. It would have gotten my mom’s seal of approval. I’d better find some. Haven’t seen any before, but I’m sure I can get it from any Asian market?
Hey Angie! I just found them in the Asian section of my regular supermarket. However, we have a HUGE Asian influence in my part of BC, so maybe I’m just taking this for granted. So glad you think this looks fabulous! 😀
Enjoy fiesta Friday xx
You know I will always enjoy FF, Elaine! 😀
Thank you for co hosting xx
Oooh yum yum and looks so healthy to I love beans and prawns ! X
Hehe! Thanks Justine! Nothing better than delicious AND healthy! 🙂
Stunning Julianna xx
Thanks so much, Melissa! Happy FF to you! 🙂
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Great looking salad – I like soba noodles but I have not tried them with green tea. I learn so many new things… 🙂
Hi Judi! Well, it was the first time I had ever tried them too and they were so awesome! 😀
Those noodles look absolutely stunning – what a great dish! Have a lovely FF 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful FF too, Ginger! 😀
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This looks great! I hope you’re having fun hosting this week!
Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! I’m so glad to co-host with Hilda! I have a quick question for you. I don’t seem to be able to like or leave a comment on your blog. As a co-host, I really want to do this, but perhaps you can tell me how I can comment on your delicious recipes. Can you let me know?
Oh, that’s weird there should be the comment box at the bottom of the post, past the comments already left. I think somebody else had some problems commenting before and they were able to do it using a different browser, perhaps try that?
The first thing I noticed about this dish was how pretty it is, Julianna. From the green noodles, to the pink prawns, the orange carrots, etc. – it’s gorgeous. And then to read citrus…I can just imagine the bright flavors it offers. A show-stopper of a recipe indeed! Delicious and bookmarked. 😉 Thanks for taking on co-hosting duties this week!
Oh Nancy, thanks so much for you kind words! Some dishes are just really pretty to photograph and I had fun with this one! I am really glad that you liked it and have bookmarked it. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out! It really is my pleasure to co-host this soiree with my bud, Hilda! I am so happy we are still meeting up every Friday; this is just too much fun! 😀
I’ve got to get me some of these delicious Green Tea Soba Noodles…..Ive never heard of them *blush* – how it it that’s possible – me & Soba Noodles go way back 🙂 Love, Love, Love Cuisine too, have a copy sitting front & centre on the bookshelf…… well, its meant to live in the bookshelf…… it’s been known to travel into most of the rooms in the house doubling as food porn.
Oh yes, Cuisine is truly food porn! Everyone I have shown it to, totally agrees! And yes, you really must find the green tea soba noodles! Completely worth the effort. I am so happy I have discovered them – you will be too! 🙂
What a gorgeous sounding and looking dish, Julianna. So fresh! And those green tea noodles are something I must look out for – I know that Jake would love them! Thanks for co-hosing this rowdy mob and Happy Fiesta Friday to you!!
Haha Selma! I love this rowdy mob!! I think we all do, don’t you? Thanks for the lovely comments! The search for the green tea noodles is really worth it – they are so awesome! I really hope you can find them! 🙂
After almost one year of blogging, I know perfectly who’s going to make hungry… You’re definitely among them! Your salad looks fantastic!
Aww, thanks Margy! The feelings are completely mutual! I have bookmarked so many of your wonderful recipes and just can’t wait till I can get to them all! 😀
What a delicious-looking salad!
Thanks so much Nancy! Really glad that you like this! 😀
I love this dish, Julianna! It’s so simple and refreshing! And loaded with tons of shrimp and veggies, just the way I like them. Thanks for cohosting this week!
Thanks so much, Andrea! As always it is my pleasure to co-host! 🙂
Your salad looks terrific, love all your salads but this one is definitely my favorite, Julianna 🙂 Thank you for co-hosting this week, have fun.
HOw lovely Julianna! Green tea noodles sound amazing by themselves, but you have added such fabulous ingredients and flavors to them! Can you pass me that bowl please 😀
One heaping bowl coming up, for you! 😀
Thanks for hosting FF. OMG I love this recipe. It’s fresh, beautiful and so healthy. Can’t wait to share it with my friends.
I re-blogged this for my Found Treasures post. I want to share my blog friends’ healthiest recipes for my patients to see. You’re my first. Thank you so much 🙂
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Wow, this is such an honour, Tracey! I really appreciate it! Healthy and delicious is always the best way to eat and there are so many amazing recipes we can choose from these days. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe and that you enjoy it! 😀
Hi Julianna! Gorgeous post! I love all of the different colors, textures and fresh flavors! This recipe is a keeper! Happy FF!
Thanks so much, Lisa! I appreciate it! 😀
Wow, this dish just screams fresh! I love the different textures and flavors of this dish, and am pinning it!
Wow, that is so nice of you! Fresh is just the best, isn’t it? 🙂
As always, lovely Julianna! ❤
And as always, you are too kind, Lori! 😀
Beautiful pictures.. So colourful and neat… 🙂
What a great dish! I cannot wait to make it. You write it so well that I can almost taste the mandarin orange and lemon juice dressing with the yummy shrimp and the crunchy broccoli. What a great combination of tastes and textures.
Also thank you for writing about Fiesta Friday on your post- I am new to Fiesta Friday so just updated my post with links to yours and Hilda’s blogs. I am just so thrilled to be in such great company! Thank you for your gracious comment on my blog post and for hosting this fun fun party and welcoming newbies like me!
Hi Sandhya! So glad that you like the salad. I really hope that you get a chance to make it! It really is delicious. Also, I am so happy that you have joined Fiesta Friday! It is so much fun! I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts over the weeks! See you there next week 😀
This looks so fresh and delicious!
Damn delicious tangy prawn noodle salad!!!
your photograph is really awesome and seducing me!
great job my friend……
Hey, so glad that you like it! I checked out your blog and it is fantastic! Just love so many of your recipes and I am really looking forward to following you! 😀
The prawns looks so inviting! Like you I prefer noodles and that dressing sounds amazing, recipe saved, I must try this 🙂
Hey Petra! Thanks for the lovely comment! Hope you get a chance to try it! 😀
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….My mouth is watering! Yummmmmy!!!