Shrimp and Sesame Noodles

Shrimp and Sesame Noodles

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this shrimp and sesame noodles. In this recipe, tasty noodles are topped with slightly-spicy shrimp. This meal is perfect for hectic weeknights and lazy weekends.

The sesame noodles topped with shrimp served in a green bowl on a beige linen on a wood table.

 

Making take-out favorites at home is an easy way to get dinner on the table in no time. Dishes like beef and broccoli, orange chicken and shrimp and vegetable stir fry are all made with easy to find, affordable ingredients. The prep work is easy and they come together quickly.

 

I make Asian food regularly, so I have the ingredients for this recipe on hand. But, if you were to buy all the components needed for this recipe at once, it could be a pricey endeavor. Think of it as an investment though. These items will last you a long time, and a little goes a long way.

 

Once opened, keep items like the sesame oil, chili oil and sesame seeds in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life. Once you put together a decent pantry of Asian ingredients you can whip up a delicious, affordable meal anytime. So, instead of grabbing the take-out menu, make a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy! 

 

Ingredients

For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound Shrimp, peeled and cleaned (use medium to large shrimp)
  • 2 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves, grated or minced
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder (or grated fresh ginger if you have it on hand)
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil, choose a neutral (flavorless) oil with a high smoke point – we used canola oil

For the sesame noodles:

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Oil, choose a neutral (flavorless) oil with a high smoke point – we used canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Green Onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, grated or minced
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, optional
  • 16 ounces Noodles (we used linguine in this dish)
  • Salt for the Pasta Water
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish, optional

 

Marinate the shrimp

Add the soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, ginger powder, and crushed red pepper (if using) to a large bowl. Stir the sauce with a fork to combine well, add the shrimp to the bowl and toss well. Reserve until to use; refrigerate the shrimp if not using right away.

 

Make the sesame noodles

Add the soy sauce, oil, green onions, garlic, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil, ginger powder and crushed red pepper (if using) to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. Reserve until the noodles are ready.

 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add the noodles and cook according to package directions for al dente. Remember to salt the water (1 or 2 tablespoons of salt should do it). Drain the noodles and immediately return them to the pot. Take the pot off the heat. While the noodles are still steaming hot, add the sesame oil mixture. Toss to combine the ingredients well. Cover the pot to keep warm while you make the shrimp.

 

Cook the shrimp

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and raise the heat to high. When the shrimp starts sizzling, lower the heat to medium to medium-high. Cook the shrimp, stirring and turning them frequently for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.

 

Serve the sesame noodles, top with a generous serving of shrimp and garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

The sesame noodles topped with shrimp served in a green bowl on a beige linen on a wood table.

 

Cook’s Notes:

The cooking time will vary some depending on the size of the shrimp. When cooked through, the shrimp will no longer be translucent, will curl and will turn a nice, pink color. Look for these signs, as they will be a more accurate indication that the shrimp are done than the cooking time.

 

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Shrimp & Sesame Noodles in a green bowl and garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onions
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Shrimp and Sesame Noodles

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this shrimp and sesame noodles. In this recipe, tasty noodles are topped with slightly-spicy shrimp. This meal is perfect for hectic weeknights and lazy weekends.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: noodles, shrimp recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Elizabeth

Ingredients

Ingredients for the shrimp

  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and cleaned (use medium to large shrimp)
  • 2 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder or grated fresh ginger if you have it on hand
  • pinch of Crushed Red Pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil use a neutral (flavorless) oil with a high smoke point

Ingredients for the sesame noodles

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Green Onions thinly sliced, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 3 Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • pinch of Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • 16 ounce Noodles we used linguine in this dish
  • Salt for the Pasta Water 1-2 tablespoons should do it
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish optional

Instructions

Marinate the shrimp

  • Add the soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, ginger powder, and crushed red pepper, if using, to a large bowl. Stir the sauce with a fork to combine well, add the shrimp to the bowl and toss well. Refrigerate the shrimp if not using immediately.

Make the sesame noodles

  • To a medium bowl, add the soy sauce, canola oil, green onions, garlic, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil, ginger powder and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir well to combine.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add the noodles and cook, according to package directions for al dente. Remember to salt the water. Drain the noodles and immediately return them to the pot. Take the pot off the heat. While the noodles are still steaming hot, add the sesame oil mixture. Toss to combine the ingredients well. Cover the pot to keep warm while you make the shrimp.

Cook the shrimp

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and raise the heat. When the shrimp starts sizzling, lower the heat to medium to medium-high. Cook the shrimp, stirring and turning them frequently for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve the sesame noodles and top with a generous serving of shrimp. Garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

The cooking time will vary some depending on the size of the shrimp. When cooked through, the shrimp will no longer be translucent, will curl and will turn a nice, pink color. Look for these signs, as they will be a more accurate indication that the shrimp are done than the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1112mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3.2mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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