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Shrimp & Sesame Noodles

Shrimp & Sesame Noodles

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this shrimp & sesame noodles dish. Tasty noodles topped with slightly-spicy shrimp in less than half an hour? Yes, please! Just season the shrimp, cook the pasta, add the sauce; then quickly sauté the shrimp. That’s it, serve and eat. This meal is perfect for hectic weeknights and lazy weekends. Still craving Asian food? Try this easy shrimp lo mein or this ham fried rice recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients for the shrimp

1 lb. Shrimp, peeled and deveined (use medium to large shrimp)

2 tbsp. Low Sodium Soy Sauce

2 large Garlic Cloves, grated or minced

½ tsp. Sesame Oil

½ tsp. Ginger Powder (or grated fresh ginger if you have it on hand)

Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, or to taste

1 tbsp. Canola Oil or your cooking oil of choice

 

Ingredients for the sesame noodles

¼ cup Soy Sauce

2 tbsp. Canola Oil

2 tbsp. Green Onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish, if desired

3 Garlic Cloves, grated or minced

1 tbsp. Brown Sugar

1 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar

1 tsp. Sesame Oil

1 tsp. Chili Oil

½ tsp. Ginger Powder

Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, optional

16 oz. 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. Set aside until ready to use; 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 in a deep bowl, top with a generous serving of shrimp and garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Serve immediately.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Serves 4-6

 

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

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this shrimp & sesame noodles dish. Tasty noodles topped with slightly-spicy shrimp in less than half an hour? Yes, please!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: noodles, shrimp recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 465kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for the shrimp

  • 1 lb. Shrimp peeled and deveined (use medium to large shrimp)
  • 2 tbsp. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • ½ tsp. Sesame Oil
  • ½ tsp. Ginger Powder or grated fresh ginger if you have it on hand
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Canola Oil or your cooking oil of choice

Ingredients for the sesame noodles

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Green Onions thinly sliced, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 3 Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp. Chili Oil
  • ½ tsp. Ginger Powder
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • 16 oz. Noodles we used linguine in this dish
  • Salt for the Pasta Water
  • 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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