I sort 'threw together' this salad for my Asian X'mas dinner. Very refreshing and can be made up to 3-4 hours ahead. This salad is made in a few stages - all very easy and quick. The wonton cups can be made a day ahead, stored in an airtight container. Assemble just before serving, so that the wonton cups don't get soggy. If you want to assemble ahead, serve in small lettuce cups. You can also use scallops instead of shrimps.
If you are making these to go with my Crispy Oven Fried Cod recipe, bake the potatoes in the lower third of the oven and place the fish in the upper third after the potatoes have roasted for 20 minutes.
These sandwiches will make you never want just a plain old grilled cheese sandwich again. Great sandwich to make when you have thick sliced bread, but you don't have to have it...plain bread will do fine!!!!
You won't believe how easy and good it is. Try this and you may never be able to eat a shrimp soup in a Thai restaurant again. This is a blend of two recipes from a really good Thai cookbook, adapted to use easier-to-find ingredients (as recommended in the book, ginger instead of galangal, lime juice instead of lime leaves) and simplified a little. You can make it also with thinly sliced chicken breast instead of shrimp if you add the chicken about the time you add mushrooms and tomatoes and cook everything for a bit longer.
This is light side dish, which is fairly healthy. It's very easy to prepare too. I usually steam the tofu in my rice cooker, when the rice is almost ready. Note: passive cook time is the time to steam the tofu.
I promise this is one of the nicest ways to enjoy quality tomatoes and basil. Like I say, don't make this if you can't get hold of home-grown or vine-ripened tomatoes. It's not worth doing. And don't use your tomatoes from the fridge.