No that's not a filter, these noodles really are blue! I accidentally dyed them when I tossed them in the red cabbage. Now even though it was a rookie mistake blue does symbolize peace, tranquility, security, loyalty, trust and truth: so maybe this is kind of the perfect mistake for Mother's Day?
Whether you buy that or not these Chilled Noodle Bowls w. ginger-soy sauce, peanuts, fresh mint and shredded raw zucchini, savoy and purple cabbage were the perfect dinner on this sticky 33C evening. #mum #bluenoodles #nofilter #nicaragua#mothersdaygonewild
Here is the recipe, Happy Morther's Day!
1/2 cup peeled chopped ginger
1 head peeled garlic
1/2 a cup of agave
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup lime juice
1 Tablespoon hot sauce (or more)
1 cup soy sauce or fish sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup neutral tasting oil, such as a mild olive, vegetable, or sunflower
Blend everything together except the oil. Once uniform, add the oil slowly to emulsify. Adjust the seasoning as necessary.
Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Drain, and shock with ice water to cool the noodles down. Toss the noodles together with lots of julienned raw vegetables- I like to use a 3:1 ratio for veggies to noodles, but play around with it. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. (but be careful with red cabbage unless you want blue noodles!!) Drizzle the sauce on, and toss it all together. Let the veggies soften in the sauce for 10 minutes.
Transfer to bowls, garnish with toasted peanuts, and fresh mint and tell your Mother dinner is ready.
If you like you can serve this bowl with the additional of any kind of protein from poached egg to fried tofu to pulled pork. True story.