6-8cooked large shrimpcooled or at room temperature
Additional chopped peanutsfor garnish
Lime wedgesfor serving
To make the peanut sauce: Combine all ingredients except the garnish items in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Cover and refrigerate if not using immediately. To serve, garnish with red pepper flakes and chopped peanuts.
To assemble salad: Place vermicelli noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes, then drain. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of lime juice and toss to combine. Place in bottom of serving bowls. Place some leaf lettuce on one side of the bowl. Place some bean sprouts on the opposite side, leaving some space in the middle.
In a medium bowl, combine the carrots, cucumber, red cabbage, green onion and chopped herbs and toss to combine. Spoon some of the vegetable mixture in to the middle of each serving bowl. Top with shrimp, then a dollop of peanut sauce. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and serve with a lime wedge. Pass additional peanut sauce for adding to salad.