Chenda's Lobster Noodle Salad With Sweet and Sour Sauce

Serves 4

Chenda's Lobster Noodle Salad With Sweet and Sour Sauce

Introduction

Chenda Cameroun works in our Quality Assurance department at our seafood production facility, ensuring that every piece of lobster that has been steamed and hand-picked is in perfect condition to be sent to our partners and our shacks around the world. Growing up in Cambodia, Chenda often ate this simple noodle dish with sweet and sour sauce, typically with ground pork. We tried it with lobster and asked Chenda to show us how it's done – this will definitely become a go-to weeknight meal from now on. 

Ingredients

Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup fish sauce
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2-1 cup sweet sauce (optional)
  • 1 carrot, shredded (optional)
  • 1/2-1 cup of peanuts (optional)
  • Chilies (optional)


Noodles Ingredients:


  • 1 package Vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • Mint for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Prepare the sweet and sour sauce: add water, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and sweet sauce to a bowl and mix together. Then add shredded carrot, chopped peanuts, and chilies if using. 
  2. To cook the noodles, boil hot water and pour over the noodles in a bowl. Let the noodles soak for 3-5 minutes, and then drain and shock in a bowl of cold water for 3-5 minutes to stop the cooking. 
  3. Once the noodles have cooled down, place them into a bowl, and separate using a fork or your hands. 
  4. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the noodles, and add the remaining ingredients: a quarter pound of lobster meat per serving, bite size pieces of lettuce, cucumber, and mint for garnish.