Monday, August 26, 2013

Hoisin Noodle Dish--with Shrimp



This dish was amazing--so amazing that I made it twice in a week. The leftovers are also delicious, a plus when there are just two. With a little advance prep this dish comes together quickly. Make the sauce early in the day--it keeps several days in the fridge. Prep your veggies, put them on a pretty plate and refrigerate.
When it is time to eat soak the rice noodles for 8 minutes and cook the shrimp for 3 minutes. That's really all there is to it. I'm sure it would be good with pork or chicken. We love that it is a gluten free dish.
Try it and prepare to be amazed.

Hoisin Noodle Dish--with Shrimp
1/2 cup soy sauce or Tamari (it is gluten free)
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons peanut butter
6 ounces thin rice noodles
3/4-1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Grated carrots (I use a julienne peeler)
Chopped green onions
Chopped peanuts
Chopped cilantro
Chopped red pepper
Combine first 10 ingredients and whisk together--refrigerate. Prepare garnishes, Prepare the rice noodles according to package directions or pour boiling water over noodles let sit for about 8 minutes. Drain noodles.
Heat a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Pat the shrimp dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp with about 1/3 cup of the sauce. Shrimp cooks in about 3-4 minutes, flipping once. Stay focused on this task--overcooked shrimp is not so good. Scoop the sauce and shrimp onto a plate and set aside.
Drain the noodles and add them to the hot skillet with most of the rest of the sauce--save some sauce for drizzling. Cook 3-4 minutes until the noodles have soaked up most o the sauce and become more tender.
Add the shrimp and heat through.
Serve the noodles and shrimp--put out your plate of veggie garnishes. Let each person add their own toppings. Add extra sauce if needed.
Printable Recipe
Inspired by Mel's Kitchen Cafe--a place I go very often if I need a new tasty recipe


6 comments:

Mary Bergfeld said...

This is my kind of food. This looks and sounds wonderful! Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Debra Eliotseats said...

love all noodle dishes!

Liz Berg said...

Oh, boy, does this sound terrific!!! And now that Nick has gone back to college, we can start eating shrimp again...this looks like a delicious way to start!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

This looks wonderful...pinning for sure and I also like Mel's blog...

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, sorry, dear, for being a bit behind in my comments - this is the last week of summer holidays for the kids and I seem to be running around like a chicken without a head these days - I will be more organized coming next week - be that as it may, hoisin sauce is simply delicious and this wonderful recipe of yours with its different elements of noodles, tasty sauce, shrimps and vegetables is just perfect for a weekday supper!
Great post, Cindy! Again, sorry for my "belated comments"!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, sorry, dear, for being a bit behind in my comments - this is the last week of summer holidays for the kids and I seem to be running around like a chicken without a head these days - I will be more organized coming next week - be that as it may, hoisin sauce is simply delicious and this wonderful recipe of yours with its different elements of noodles, tasty sauce, shrimps and vegetables is just perfect for a weekday supper!
Great post, Cindy! Again, sorry for my "belated comments"!