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Aromatic Asian Garlic Noodles With Shrimp

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Here is a tasty recipe for Asian Garlic Noodles with Shrimp.

This works well with chicken too.  Or, if you prefer to make it vegetarian, go right ahead.  Whatever you choose, it is bound to be delicious.  You can use whatever spaghetti type pasta you have on hand, such as linguine, fettuccine or angel hair.  This recipe is very flexible, make it easy on yourself.

It is also chock full of vegetables; mushrooms, red pepper, carrots and zucchini.  You can even replace some of these veggies with others that you might have on hand, maybe some asparagus or green beans.

You can have this quick, easy and delicious dinner on the table within 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Asian Garlic Noodles with Shrimp

YIELD:             4 SERVINGS

PREP TIME:   15 MINUTES

COOK TIME:  15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves**

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon browns sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste), or more, to taste*
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sambal oelek, oyster sauce, ginger, sesame oil and garlic; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp and 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  4. Stir in mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchinis and carrot to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in spaghetti, shrimp and remaining soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired

*Sriracha can be substituted.

**Note from yummytummyzone.com :  Here’s an interesting factoid for you.  Some people have a strong dislike for cilantro and often say it tastes like soap.  It turns out there is apparently a genetic link to this.  Check out this link if you want more detail on that.  But in the meantime, you can always replace cilantro with flat leaf Italian parsley just in case someone you are cooking for has that genetic link.

 

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