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Asian Noodles With Chili Shrimp And Cashews

Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozDried chinese-style noodles
3 tablespoons 45mlPeanut oil
1 lb 454g / 16ozLarge shrimp; shelled & deveined
2   Garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon 15mlGround gingerroot
4   Scallions; thinly sliced
1   Red bell pepper; julienned (large)
1   Yellow bell pepper; (large) julienned
2 tablespoons 30mlHot sauce *
1 tablespoon 15mlChinese chili paste
1 tablespoon 15mlLight soy sauce
1 tablespoon 15mlSesame oil
2 teaspoons 10mlHoney
1/2 cup 118mlToasted cashews

Recipe Instructions

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the noodles, breaking up with a fork, until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well and toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil and cook the shrimp until they turn pink, about 3 minutes.  Transfer to plate. In same skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining tablespoon of oil and cook garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in scallions and bell peppers. Cook until tender, about 3 minutes.  In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce, chili paste, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey until blended. Stir into skillet with the vegetables. Stir in shrimp and cashews and heat to boiling. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, toss noodles with vegetables and shrimp. Serve immediately.  Cook's note: This dish can be served hot, but if you make it in advance and let it cool to room temperature, you can enjoy it as a spicy main-course salad.

Jennifer Trainer Thompson


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