ready in about 5 minutes; serves 0
You might need to buy:
  • chicken breast - diced up into bite size pieces
  • garlic cloves - minced or pressed
  • large ripe tomatoes
  • 10oz pack of small shell pasta
  • olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese - to taste
Belongs to BlueFinger nuoc cham 

vietnamese sauce for bun bo xao etc
This sauce is likely to be used to add final flavor to foods wrapped in lettuce or herbs, which are not salted and therefore need a little lift to heighten the overall eating experience. My mother looks for color to gauge her dipping sauce. When it’s a light honey or amber, she knows she’s close.

You might need to buy:
  • fish sauce
  • water
  • sugar
  • Thai chilis [optional]
Belongs to BlueFinger bun bo xao 
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I’ve got rid of the corn starch in the marinade – doesn’t add anything to the flavour and just makes it hard to cook the meat [sticks to the wok]

You might need to buy:
  • bean sprouts
  • roasted peanuts
  • cucumber
  • lettuce
  • vermicelli
  • nuoc cham
  • onion
  • pepper
  • salt
  • fish sauce
  • sugar
  • pickled grated carrot [or plain]
  • beef - thinly sliced flank

This is a fusion of Asian and Greek food. I really love Spinach Feta bites, but I didn’t like all the calories that come with the pastry shells that the bites usually come in. Conversely, I really enjoy spring rolls, but don’t really enjoy the preparatoin involved in making them. So, here is the best of both worlds.

ready in about 20 minutes; serves 1

The fish sauce, rice vermicelli, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce and rice wrappers can be found at Asian food markets.

ready in about 10 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • rice vermicelli
  • chopped fresh Thai basil
  • chopped fresh mint leaves
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • fish sauce
  • water
  • fresh lime juice
  • white sugar
  • garlic chili sauce
  • hoisin sauce
  • finely chopped peanuts