Super Simple Sesame & Shrimp Noodles

Jan 25, 2011 by

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Was inspired by this recipe over at PioneerWoman.com and wanted to make a nice simple lunch today so I put tweaked it a bit, threw in some shrimp and voila.  It was so tasty, and super easy to make.

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There are not a lot to this recipe, but it does require a bit of Asian flavors that you may not have around in your kitchen.  Luckily I do like to do a fair bit of Asian cooking so I had what I needed on hand and just had to get some shrimp to make this happen.  You can find all of these things on the Asian isle of any grocery store.

Stuff you’ll need (Ingredients):

  • Noodles – any will work.  I used a wholewheat spaghetti noodle
  • Shrimp
  • Garlic – 3 or 4 cloves
  • Green onion
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Chili Oil – I used Mongolian Fire Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Sesame Seeds

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Start boiling the noodles while you make your sauce

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In a bowl add 1/4 cup soy sauce

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3 tablespoons white sugar…this brings the sweet to the savory

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mince up 3-4 garlic cloves

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throw that in the sauce mixture

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add 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar.  I used a roasted garlic rice vinegar.  I love garlic.

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2-3 tablespoons of sesame oil now.  This stuff is awesome

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now for the Mongolian fire oil.  Start with a 1/2 teaspoon and add more if needed.  A little of this stuff goes a long way but its oh so tasty.

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now 4-5 tablespoons of canola oil to balance it out and give it some volume.

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also grab a couple tablespoons of hot water from your boiling noodles and throw that in and whisk it all up.

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take your green onion and chop it up

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set that aside for later

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Now when the noodles are done, drain and set aside, but keep them warm.  I cut all the tails off the shrimp because my wife doesn’t like them.

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I wanted to add some shrimp to this recipe, so I did.   I added about a pound.

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Throw the shrimp in a pan on high and add a little bit of the sauce you just created.  Stir the shrimp around for a minute or two

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While the shrimp are cooking add the remaining sauce to the noodles

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yummy

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then add the shrimp into the nooodles

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and stir stir stir.   Mix all those flavors together

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garnish with the green onion and some sesame seeds and enjoy

This was a very easy and quick little lunch to make and everyone enjoyed it.  I also now have a lot of leftovers, which is awesome and I’ll definitely be making this one again.

Ben…

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