The original recipe doesn't include shrimp and it certainly doesn't need it. I only add shrimp because my husband thinks every meal has to contain meat. I also serve it hot for dinner when I first make it, although the recipe says to serve cold. Again, to please my husband. It really doesn't bother me though. It's really good piping hot with shrimp on top. But the real magic happens the next day once all the shrimp have been eaten and it's been properly chilled. That's when I start taking 5-10 bites every time I walk past the fridge, until every single solitary noodle has been eaten. By the third trip, I've usually resorted to leaving a fork on the counter next to the fridge. No use in dirtying every fork in the house in one day. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Please try this dish ASAP, you will not be disappointed. Spicy Thai Noodles with Garlicky Shrimp
Spicy Thai Noodles with Garlicky Shrimp
(Noodles from A Small Snippet)
1 box Linguine noodles ( I use whole wheat)
1-2 Tbsp crushed red pepper (I recommend closer to one unless you really like spicy!)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp Sesame oil
6 Tbsp honey
6 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 lb Shrimp
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Green onions, cilantro. chopped peanuts, shredded carrots, toasted sesame seeds
Cook noodles according to directions on box; drain.
Heat oil and crushed red pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 1-2 minutes
Strain red pepper and reserve oil.
Place 2 Tbsp oil in a saute pan and add sliced garlic. Cook until fragrant and add shrimp. Cook a couple of minutes on each side until done. Remove pan from heat.
In a large bowl combine remaining 1/2 cup oil, soy sauce, and honey. Whisk until combined. Toss noodles with mixture.
Place each serving of noodles in a bowl and add desired toppings and shrimp. Serve warm.
After dinner, add all of the remaining toppings to the noodles, stir it all up, and store it in a container in the fridge. Once cooled, eat straight out of the container for the next 2-3 days. Or I guess you could put it in a bowl if you really wanted to.