VERMICELLI NOODLE BOWL WITH THAI CHILI MANGO SALAD RECIPE
Our uniquely vibrant Thai Chili Mango Chopped Salad Kit contains a perfect combination of fresh cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, radicchio, green cabbage, kale, sunflower seeds, dried mango, and crispy toasted quinoa topped with a Zesty Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette to deliver an unrivaled spicy-sweet experience. But did you know it can be quickly converted into the ideal noodle bowl? Well, you do now.
You’ll obviously need assistance from a few other ingredients (such as vermicelli noodles and some toppings), but after a little slicing and chopping, you’ll be left with a restaurant-worthy dish that’s likely to make it onto your home menu in the very near future. Feel free to charge your patrons for it.
Vermicelli can sometimes be confused with very thin pasta, which is typically made from durum wheat flour and semolina. The vermicelli noodles used in various Asian cuisines across numerous countries are made from rice flour. Delicate and versatile, you’ll find these thin noodles used in everything from breakfast dishes to dinners or mid-day snacks. And while most are familiar with using vermicelli noodles in broth-based dishes, they are also excellent when deep-fried.
If you have some extra vermicelli noodles left after making this recipe, why not try some deep-fried? Whendeep-fried in hot oil, the noodles expand to form a tangled, delicate, crisp nest that’s often used as a garnish.
How to Fry Your Vermicelli Noodles
The process is easy. Heat 1 ½ inches of oil in a pot or pan, then test it by dropping in one noodle to cook. If the noodle instantly puffs up and turns white, your oil is ready. Fry the noodles in batches, but do not crowd the pan. Remove the noodles from the oil as they puff, then drain them on paper towels.
Use your fried noodles as a topping for lettuce wraps, stir-fries, salads, and soups, or simply enjoy them as a crispy snack by dipping them into soy or chili sauce. You can also make “nests” by tangling the noodles together in bunches and frying them in a deeper pot of oil, so they are fully covered while cooking.
Your fried vermicelli noodles can be stored in an airtight plastic bag for up to a week. Enjoy!