Simple Shrimp And Rice Noodles

Simple Shrimp And Rice Noodles

  • 1/2 package of rice noodles
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 50ml thai fish sauce
  • 1 bird chili finely chopped (wear gloves unless you’ve got a high tolerance to the heat)
  • 16 x jumbo shrimp (more if you’re especially generous)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 4 lettuce leaves cut into thin strips
  • 12 or so thai basil leaves cut into thin strips
  • 4 or 5 spring onions (scallions) chopped

Method –

The Noodles In a large pot of cold water, gently heat noodles until soft. Don’t let them boil or you’ll wind up with rice paste. Not good. Once soft, drain them in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking further. Cover and set aside.

The Sauce In a bowl combine the lime juice, thai fish sauce, sugar and chili. Set aside.

The Shrimp Add a couple of tablespoons of peanut or canola oil to a hot skillet, add the garlic and saute for 15 seconds before adding the shrimp. Cook shrimp for 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Assemble the dish Place some noodles in a bowl and drizzle a few tablespoons of the sauce over them. Combine the strips of lettuce leaves, basil and chopped scallions and sprinkle over noodles. Top with shrimp.



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