Brisket and Rice Noodles with Pineapple Salsa

Brisket and Rice Noodles with Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Pulled pork or cooked shrimp can stand in for the brisket.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 (8.8-oz.) package thin rice noodles
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1 1/2 small Kirby cucumbers, seeded and sliced
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon Asian hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 pound shredded smoked beef brisket, warm
1/2 cup sliced pickled Peppadew peppers
1/2 cup assorted torn mint, basil, and cilantro


1. Microwave 8 cups water and 1 Tbsp. kosher salt at HIGH in a large microwave-safe glass bowl 2 minutes. Submerge noodles in water; let stand 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, toss together pineapple and next 4 ingredients; add table salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Whisk together hoisin sauce, next 4 ingredients, and 2 Tbsp. water. Combine drained noodles and 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce mixture in a medium bowl, tossing to coat.

4. Divide lettuce among 4 bowls. Top with noodles, pineapple mixture, brisket, and peppers. Drizzle with desired amount of remaining hoisin mixture. Sprinkle with herbs, and serve immediately.