Spicy Basil Dressing

Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 (1/4-inch) slices fresh ginger
  • 2 to 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves, firmly packed


  1. Process all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  2. Note: The lobster can be cooked and the vegetable-noodle mixture can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Add lobster to the salad 2 hours before serving. Cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp can be substituted for lobster in this recipe.
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