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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Spicy Garlic Rice Noodles with Grapefruit, Tangerine, Mint and Orange

Fav! it's delicious and fresh and spicy and fun and summer in a bowl.

Ingredients: (hot garlic chili sauce)

first you will need to make your own chili garlic sauce (store bought is icky)
to do this -
1/4 cup gluten free fish sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 small red hot chili peppers
6 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. organic Blue Agave syrup (or sucanat)  (or sugar)

take 1 or 2 small red hot chili peppers, seed them and chop them very fine
place them in a bowl with the fish sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and agave syrup. stir well to mix. store in fridge, you can use it for up to a week on just about anything :)

Ingredients for Dressing:

1 tsp. gluten free fish sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. hot chili garlic sauce (see above)
2 tsp. honey (melted)
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions for dressing:

1. Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl, stir and set aside

Spicy Rice Noodles ingredients:

125g dried rice stick noodles
1 navel orange
2 tangerines (or small oranges of some sort)
1 ruby red grapefruit
small handful fresh mint, chopped
small handful roasted peanuts, chopped


1. Cut way the peel of the oranges, grapefruit and tangerines with a sharp knife. Separate the fruit from the membranes by cutting between the membranes with a sharp knife. Place the fruit in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a large bowl soak rice noodles for 15 minutes in hot water. Rinse and then immerse in a large pot of boiling water for just about a minute (or until the noodles are tender). drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Cut the noodles into more manageable 4 inch segments and place in large bowl.

3. Pour the dressing over the noodles and mix well to coat. Add citrus fruit to noodles and toss lightly. Serve in individual bowls and sprinkle liberally with mint and peanuts.


  1. looks fresh and tastey. and thanks for the "clean" chili garlic sauce recipe. i use sriracha quite a bit.

  2. I found that making your own green curry/ red curry and chili garlic sauce is so superior that I won't use store bought anymore. Same with salad dressings of course. :)
    I hope you try this one. I highly recommend it. I LOVED it. and it's my own recipe FYI :)

  3. how do you make your own curry??

  4. here is a recipe for green curry. we will post a red curry for you in the next little while :)