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Paleo Hiyashi Chūka (Cold “Ramen” Salad) by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com
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Paleo Hiyashi Chūka (Cold “Ramen” Salad)

This veggie-packed, Whole30-friendly version of hiyashi chūka uses spiralized and blanched daikon noodles in place of cold ramen, and my All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce replaces the traditional soy-based tare. But just like the original, this chilled “ramen” salad is topped with a rainbow-hued assortment of julienned meat and veggies that you can customize according to your preferences.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: gluten-free, nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, paleo, Whole30
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Michelle Tam

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger 
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or fat of choice
  • 1 pound daikon
  • ½ pound leftover Paleo Char Siu or your fave cooked protein, sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut in quarters
  • ½ English cucumber cut into matchsticks
  • 1 large carrot cut into thin matchsticks with a knife or julienne peeler
  • ¼ cup broccoli sprouts
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons shredded toasted nori optional

Instructions 

  • First, shake up a mini jar of All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce! In a small jar, combine the  coconut aminos, orange juice, fish sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, ground ginger, and sesame oil. Seal the lid and shake vigorously. Label the jar and store in the fridge for up to two weeks in advance.
  • When you’re ready to make the hiyashi chūka, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, assemble the rest of the ingredients. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add about a ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt. Beat the eggs well.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet, griddle, or nonstick pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the ghee. Once it’s melted, pour in the whisked eggs, gently tilting the pan so that the egg covers the surface and forms a thin omelet. As soon as the omelet has set, flip it over and cook on the other side for about 30 seconds or until cooked through.
  • Transfer the omelet to a cutting board and fold it into thirds before thinly slicing cross-wise. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, grab your daikon. Cut the ends off, and peel off the skin. I like to use fat, straight daikon for spiralizing. Depending on the size of your daikon (and the number of folks you’re serving), you may need only half of a large one. Spiralize the daikon, and set the daikon “ramen” aside.
  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water and a colander. (You’ll be boiling the daikon for only a minute or two, so you’ll need to be prepared to drain and chill the noodles quickly.)
  • When the water in the pot is boiling, add a large pinch of salt. Transfer the daikon noodles to the boiling water and give them a good stir. Cook the noodles for 1-2 minutes or until soft, but still al dente.
  • Immediately drain the daikon noodles and transfer them to the ice water bath. Once the noodles are chilled, fish ’em out and dump them back in the colander to drain completely.
  • Divide the daikon into two large bowls. Top with Paleo Char Siu, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, broccoli sprouts, scallions, sesame seeds, and nori. Or with whatever you have in the fridge! 
  • Pour on the All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce right before serving and adjust the amount to your taste. Mix everything up, and slurp it all down!

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Notes

Yes, you need to blanch and chill the spiralized daikon to get the proper noodle texture and remove the radish-y flavor. Trust me: It’s worth the extra step. Too much work and/or can’t find daikon at the grocery store? Substitute raw celery root, parsnip, zucchini, or jicama instead! No excuses, bub.
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Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 6g