Spicy pork tenderloin gets tossed with delicate rice vermicelli anda medley of fresh herbs in this noodle salad, which is satisfyingyet surprisingly light.

Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Rub sambal oelek, 2 teaspoons nam pla, and 1 teaspoon oil over pork to coat completely. Let marinate in refrigerator, covered, for at least 1 hour.

    Advertisement
  • Heat grill to high. Grill pork, rotating often, until charred on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reaches 140 degrees, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a platter, and tent with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons nam pla and tablespoon safflower oil, the lime juice, sugar, and chile in a large bowl until sugar dissolves.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Drain very well, and add to bowl with sauce.

  • Thinly slice pork on the bias, and add to bowl along with cucumbers, carrot, shallot, and chopped herbs. Toss well to coat, and arrange on a platter. Garnish with herb sprigs.

Reviews (1)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
04/19/2013
This is one of the yummiest salads I have ever made! SO fresh tasting, perfect for spring and summer. I have passed it on to several friends.