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.
Recipe from: http://www.nibbledish.com/people/freychef/recipes/simple-shrimp-and-rice-noodles
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