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Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp

Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp

 

It looks like I have an Asian week in my kitchen. I have already published the peanut sauce-dip and the taco sliders with oriental tasting note. Now, I guess, it is time to cook a main course – and it will be the rice noodles with spicy (or not so spicy) shrimp.

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If I could I probably would eat this dish every other day, or, at least, twice a week. But there are so many other tasty things and my meat eater husband is around, so I have to limit myself.

On top of its wonderful taste I like that these noodles are equally delicious hot and cold. All the condiments, such as Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and chili can be added according to personal taste preferences. If I cook this dish for my son, I would definitely ‘load’ it with Sriracha and chili peppers – he likes the food really, really hot.

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As for the frozen shrimp, I follow the best (in my opinion) method of defrosting them – in salted water with ice. This way the shrimp will be tender and juicy as they were just caught in the sea.

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Instructions:

In a bowl or other container, pour boiling water over the rice noodles. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

In a pan, heat the peanut oil. Add the chili pepper, ginger and sauté, stirring, for 4-5 minutes.

Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

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Add the noodles, soy sauce, fish sauce, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Stir.

Add the shrimp, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes (optionally, cook them covered with a lid).

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Stir in the scallions.

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Serve sprinkled with more scallions.

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Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp

by Nina Phomina
Course Fish and Seafood, Main Dish, Pasta and Noodles
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 to 3
Author Nina Phomina

Ingredients

  • 4 oz rice stick noodles
  • 1 chili peppers, diced (I use Thai chili or jalapeno)
  • 1-2 tbsp diced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce (or Sambal Oelek chili paste)
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 head of scallion, sliced on diagonal + sliced scallions for garnish
  • 10-12 large uncooked peeled shrimp
  • peanut oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or other container, pour boiling water over the rice noodles. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a pan, heat the peanut oil. Add the chili pepper, ginger and sauté, stirring, for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the noodles, soy sauce, fish sauce, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Stir.
  5. Add the shrimp, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes (optionally, cook them covered with a lid).
  6. Stir in the scallions.
  7. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with more scallions.

Recipe Notes

Soba noodles or spaghetti can be used in place of rice sticks if needed.

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