Rice Noodle - Shrimp Salad

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Rice Noodle - Shrimp Salad

Serves 4
8 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 limes (1 zested, both juiced)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 romaine lettuce heart, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
2½ cups mixed chopped herbs, such as cilantro, basil and mint
1 cup bean sprouts

Cook the rice noodles as the label directs; drain and rinse under cold water to cool, then snip into smaller  pieces with kitchen shears.

Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk ¼ cup fish sauce, the juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the  jalapeño, sugar, half of the garlic and ½ cup water in a small bowl; set aside.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Combine the zest and juice of the remaining lime and the remaining  garlic, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons fish sauce in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to  coat. Grill the shrimp until lightly charred and opaque, about 2 minutes per side.

Toss the noodles, romaine, carrots, herbs and bean sprouts in a large bowl. Gradually add enough of the  dressing to coat; toss. Divide among bowls and top with the shrimp. Drizzle with the dressing.