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Napa Salad



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Napa Salad

This recipe is super-tasty, and great for parties--you can prep the ingredients, refrigerate the greens and store the toasted sesame seed/almond/ramen mix. Then just toss together with dressing a few minutes before serving. This is a recipe I did before I knew to join the recipe swaps; hope you enjoy it!

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    Great card Barbara! I really like the ripped/torn paper along the top...it gives it great texture!
    This is a yummy recipe, I've had it before though I've never made it. Your card looks great!
    Oh, this does sound interesting - I will have to try this. Pretty card - I like the pinks. Lovely title font & the card is so easy to read!
    Your card is very pretty and sounds delish. Is a Napa cabbage just a normal green cabbage? Scallions/onions? Ramen? We get 2 minute noodles here. We soak it in hot water. Is that what you are talking about. Or just use any noodles? Sorry to ask so many questions, but this sounds like a nice light supper dish.
    Very pretty card and I love the colors that you chose. Love the creased and crinkled paper and the floral paper. Great recipe that I will have to try.

    Your card is very pretty and sounds delish. Is a Napa cabbage just a normal green cabbage? Scallions/onions? Ramen? We get 2 minute noodles here. We soak it in hot water. Is that what you are talking about. Or just use any noodles? Sorry to ask so many questions, but this sounds like a nice light supper dish.

    Belle, thank you for asking your questions--let me see if I can clarify. Here are some photos: Google Images for Napa Cabbage The heads are anywhere from 6-10" (15-25 cm or more) tall. When fresh, it will feel heavy and dense. If a few leaves have light brownish edges, it's ok; that could be sun scald. I trim these off if it's a salad for company. Sometimes you can purchase just a half or quarter head here, as a whole head makes a large quantity. However, it keeps well in the refrigerator.

    Scallions are long, skinny green onions. You could substitute chives for a milder flavor, chopped round onion for a stronger flavor. Ramen is probably the same as two-minute noodles. These are the crinkly noodles that come dry, often with a flavoring packet in the package. A typical package here is approximately 12-15 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm, and doesn't weigh very much dry. Instead of hydrating these for soup, in this recipe you break up the crinkled chunks, and stir-brown them, adding the almonds and then sesame seeds. These three items make the fun "crunchies" in the salad; it's still good even when the noodles go soggy. Yes, it's a wonderful light supper with chicken; hope this helps.
    What a pretty card. The recipe sounds wonderful and would make a nice side to any holiday meal. Thanks for sharing.