Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thai Hot Supper Salad Serves 4

1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup picante sauce
1 T. soy sauce
2 T. lime juice
1 t. hot sauce (optional)
2 t. shredded fresh ginger

1 package Japanese soba noodles or vermicelli
2 t. sesame oil
1 T. soy sauce

2 cups torn romaine lettuce
2 cups torn spinach
]1 tomato, cut in wedges


1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 to 4 T. chopped cilantro
2 green onions plus tops, sliced

Brown meat with garlic in a skillet;add picante sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, and ginger to meat; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.  Break noodles in half; cook according to package directions, drain and rinse in cold water.  Toss with sesame oil and sou sauce; set aside.

Tear lettuce and spinach, place on platter, top with noodles, arrange tomatoes around edge and top with hot meat.  Garnish with peanuts, cilantro and green onions.

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