Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

Thia Noodle Bowl

Every now and then I get a craving for something I can’t have here in this small town. Unless of course I make it myself! This is one of those recipes.

I used to go every friday to a small Thia restaurant with some of the other girls I used to work with.  We would all order these noodle bowls. I never realized after some research on the internet about them that they were actually a salad. You can pretty much add any kind of vegetable you like to them. Cucumber, radish, carrot, bean sprouts. The ones we had usually had bean sprouts and lettuce, then noodles, then grilled meat and some rolls that were deep fried, and you pour the sauce over them and dig in! YUM!

Grilled Chicken and Vermicelli Salad

boneless chicken breasts (1 whole breasts split to make 2 pieces) 
1 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 
1 whole shallots, finely chopped 
1 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup rice vermicelli
shrimp

Dressing

4 ounces water
1 ounce lime juice
2 ounces fish sauce
1 ounce sugar
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons vegetable oil or olive oil

Mix dressing ingredients together in a bottle or container and shake to combine. I made lots extra and poured it into a bottle I wasn’t using.

Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, add pasta, remove after 3-4 minutes or when almost soft. Strain in colander.

Marinate chicken breasts in the garlic, shallots, salt and pepper and vegetable oil for at least an hour. When ready to cook, grill chicken on both sides until done (about 10-15 minutes). Cut into bite sized pieces.

In each of 2 bowls, divide lettuce and cucumbers.

Top with vermicelli.

Arrange chicken on top of pasta.

Pour about 2 ounces of dressing on each salad. Enjoy!

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TGIF!

Its friday, its friday! Happy Dance!

haha and then I had to look to make sure it actually was friday! Last night I was alone again after supper. I sure don’t mind having my nights to myself.. I played a bit of wii fit, watched tv and just browsed the web. Usually after supper after I have dishes all cleaned up I like to make my lunch for the next day. Last night I was out of ideas.. so I made tuna salad. I also packed a banana, granola bar, almonds and an orange. With the tuna salad i’m thinking I’ll have just one piece of bread.. and maybe some carrots or something.

My tuna salad turned out really liquidy and I think I put a bit too much mayo in it. But this is how I made it.

Tuna salad
1 can drained flaked light tuna
1 green onion
1/3 chopped celery
1 baby carrot shredded
1 tbsp mayo

Mix all together. Sometimes I also add a pickle to add some zestyness to it. It always changes depending on the mood I’m in haha.

So for the weekend I have planned… to make bread saturday morning. I’m going to get groceries tonight after work so I don’t have to drive in to town by myself on saturday because Dan has hockey. I’m going to take down my Christmas tree one day too.. and make Dan take it the farm to get rid of it, and then I need to do some major cleaning I think.. sounds like a good time hey? I actually don’t mind doing it… I like having a clean house..

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