Rice Noodles with Shrimp

This recipe makes four noodle bowls of large shrimp, red sweet pepper, and fresh snow pea pods flavored with either purchased or homemade Green Curry Paste.

Rice Noodles with Shrimp
1 1/4 cup noodles + 1-1/2 cups sauce
35 mins
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  • 1 tablespoon purchased or Homemade Green Curry Paste*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 ounce wide rice stick noodles
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut in halves lengthwise
  • 1 large red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup fresh snow pea pods, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
Homemade Green Curry Paste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, tender white portion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 inch section fresh ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 fresh serrano chile peppers, seeded (see Note)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

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In saucepan cook curry paste in hot oil until fragrant and beginning to stick to pan. Add milk, broth, lemon juice, and fish sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 3-1/2 cups. Cook noodles in boiling salted water 4 to 6 minutes or until tender; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain. Divide noodles among 4 bowls. Add shrimp, pepper, and snow peas to sauce. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in cilantro. Spoon over noodles. Top with eggs. Makes 4 servings (1-1/4 cup noodles + 1-1/2 cups sauce)
Homemade Green Curry Paste
In food processor or blender combine onion, lemon grass, water, ginger, cilantro, serrano chile peppers, (see Note); garlic, curry powder, five-spice powder, salt. Cover; process or blend until smooth.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 781, Fat, total (g) 32, chol. (mg) 236, sat. fat (g) 19, carb. (g) 96, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 24, vit. A (IU) 1701, vit. C (mg) 71, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 1402, Potassium (mg) 312, calcium (mg) 121, iron (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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