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Vietnamese Shrimp and Fennel Salad

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Shrimp and shaved fresh fennel, with its anisey flavor, are a unique combination that is nicely complemented by the sweet and sour fresh lime dressing. If fennel is unavailable, substitute 1 pound blanched snow peas, sliced in half lengthwise.

Fresh fennel is rich with the phytonutrient limonene, which may help prevent certain types of cancer.

Coriander seed and fresh cilantro aid digestion, remove heat from the body, and serve as diuretics.

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, healthy, low calorie, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low-fat

Mealdinner

Taste and Textureherby, light, spiced, tangy

Type of Dishfirst course salad, main course salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or sake (optional)
  • 2 pounds fennel bulbs, stalks and root base trimmed, leaving 1/8 inch of the stem to hold the fennel together
  • 1/3 pound thin rice stick noodles, softened in hot water and drained
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped scallion greens
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1¼ teaspoons dried chile flakes
  • Juice of 4 to 5 limes or 2½ lemons (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons minced garlic

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