Sesame Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables for #SundaySupper

by Renee on July 22, 2012

Sesame Noodles With Shrimp and Vegetables

How busy is your schedule these days? Cooking can be difficult to do when there is so much happening. It is worth it though, especially for the cherished time when family gathers around the table for a good meal. A little planning and the right recipes can make the task easier. Sesame noodles with shrimp and vegetables is one of those right recipes. It is a tasty Asian inspired dish and the leftovers make great lunches or meals on the go.

Links to more recipes can be found a little further in this post. The Sunday Supper bloggers are spotlighting selected ones from The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman. The cookbook is written for moms looking for recipes and solutions to cooking dilemmas and picky eaters. It also has tips on what kids can do and how they can help in the kitchen. The book is a nice resource for moms wanting to cook at home. I am sure dads who cook would benefit from it also.

My recipe is adapted from one in the cookbook. I transformed the sesame noodles to a main dish by adding shrimp and assorted vegetables. I increased the amounts needed for the sauce by about a half because of the additional ingredients. I added fish sauce to give an little extra seafood flavor. I substituted angel hair pasta because I like super thin noodles. It is so good. How good? I ate a giant bowl of it for dinner and then had some at 10:00am the next day for a mid-morning snack. It was incredible the next day even cold right out of the fridge.

Check out all the recipes featured in today’s event. Links to the blogs and twitter handle for the bloggers are beside each recipe title:

Salads:

Main Dish:

Desserts:

Wine pairingsWine Everyday - @wineeveryday

The Sunday Supper team is giving away three copies of The Mom 100 Cookbook. You can enter to win by joining in the live twitter chat with the cookbook author, Katie Workman, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm ET today (Sunday. July 22nd). Chat with Katie about being a mom, family, her cookbook, and enjoying a meal around the family table. Remember to use the #SundaySupper hashtag in your tweets.

The fun begins before the live chat too. We will be sharing recipes all afternoon and want to share yours too. Starting at 3:00pm ET, tweet your recipes and food photos with the #SundaySupper hashtag. Continue the fun by following the #SundaySupper with The Mom 100 Cookbook Pinterest board where you can find even more great recipes and cooking inspiration.

Connect with Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook:

What do you cook on super busy days? It is nice to have a variety of recipes on hand for those times. Get the cookbook and bookmark these fabulous recipes to add to your collection. Good stuff for sure!

Sesame Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables

Sesame Noodles With Shrimp And Vegetables

    For the sauce:
  • 1 piece (2 1/2 inches) peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 large or 4 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper sauce (Sriracha or Tabasco)
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Asian (dark) sesame oil, divided
  • For the noodles:
  • Salt
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) dried angel hair pasta
  • For the vegetables and shrimp:
  • 4 ounces haricot verts
  • 3/4 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 small head napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound medium or small shrimp, peeled and deveined
For the sauce:

Place the ginger and garlic into a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Process until finely minced. Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili pepper sauce, 4 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Process until smooth. Leave the sauce in the food processor.

For the noodles:

In a large bowl, prepare an ice bath using ice and water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the haricot verts and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the haricot verts and place them in the ice bath. Add salt to the water in the pot and let the water return to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until just tender (al dente). Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water. Drain the pasta, rinse with warm water, and drain again.

Add the reserved cup of pasta water to the sauce in the food processor. Process to blend.

Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Add the sauce and toss to coat all the pasta.

In a medium skillet or saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until they soften and are opaque. Add the napa cabbage and carrots to the pan and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mixture to the pasta and sauce and toss to combine. Let the pasta mixture sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.

Remove the haricot verts from the ice water bath and drain. Chop into thirds (bite-sized pieces) and set aside.

After the pasta has sat for 45 minutes, in the same skillet or pan used for the onions, heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute just until the shrimp are done. Do not overcook the shrimp. Transfer the shrimp to the pasta bowl. Add the haricot verts. Toss to combine and fully coat all ingredients. Serve at room temperature. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, scallions, or fresh cilantro.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz July 22, 2012 at 7:06 am

Oh, boy, I’m definitely putting this on my must make dish! Love these flavors…and you can’t go wrong with a Katie Workman recipe. Happy #SundaySupper!

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Pam @ The Meltaways July 22, 2012 at 7:28 am

Your picture is lovely and these noodles sound amazing!

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Laura Hunter July 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

Simple noodle dishes are one of my dinner staples because they are so easy to whip up last minute. Thanks for sharing this one it looks wonderful.

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Terry July 22, 2012 at 8:30 am

They were delicious. I am very fortunate to receive the fruits of Renee’s labor on occasion.

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Faye Leong July 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

This is so delicious! Can I have bowl please?

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Carla July 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

LOL love how this made an awesome breakfast ;) I was actually debating on making this myself when we were picking recipes. Still going to make it though but w your addition of shrimp and veggies.

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Heather @girlichef July 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

Mmmm…these look so good. I have the one in the book marked to make, as well. I love your additions!

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Patti July 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

I love this dish Renee! Especially because it is not too “peanut buttery”. Love your additions!

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina July 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

YUM!!! I seriously think we’re having this for dinner! Beautiful, Renee!

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Hezzi-D July 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Love the look of this dish! Another perfect one dish meal.

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mommasmeals July 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Yummy! I don’t like Shrimp but I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile maybe I can throw some chicken in their!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Kathy July 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I saw this recipe on several posts and thought Oh my what great main dish it would make. I love one dish meals especially the Asian variety. You read my mind and now seeing your amazing display, I MUST try it!

Added to my recipe box, thanks for sharing this.

Have a great Sunday.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal July 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

What a great recipe! Can’t wait to make this one. I love shrimp!!

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Amber July 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I love that you suggested this for lunches! What a fabulous idea!

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Elizabeth @Mango_Queen July 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

You’re right, this is terrific for busy nights. Must make these sesame noodles! Thanks for sharing your Sunday Supper & the blog visit!

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Jen @ Real Best Recipe July 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Yummy! This would go perfect with the Teriyaki Skewers and Japanese Restaurant Salad!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen July 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I just love sesame noodles. This sauce sounds incredible! Will definitely try it with soba noodles.

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Sarah July 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Oh yeah, this is one for Mom, it’s close enough to Thai food and is packed with scallops – it’s made for her!

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Sarah July 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm

And by scallops I *meant* shrimp (don’t read and comment at the same time!)

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Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) July 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Those look so amazing! If I hadn’t already got comfy for the night, I’d be running out to the store! I can totally see these on the menu this week.

Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips July 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Wonderful version! We had out sesame noodles with shrimp, too. Love the addition of Napa cabbage.

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DB-The Foodie Stuntman July 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I hsave some leftover shrimp in the freezer I wasn’t sure what to do with. This gives me some ideas…

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Family Foodie July 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

This recipe looks amazing and one that Alexandra and I would both love. Can’t wait to try it!

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Audrey's Mamma July 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I love what you did with the recipe! We usually have our noodles with a plain peanut sauce but next time I will try it with your added shrimp and veggies!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog July 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

I adore sesame noodles. These look so yummy with the plump pieces of shrimp. Yum!

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Katie Workman July 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Looks gorgeous, and the shrimp make it a spectacular meal! Love this version, nice going.

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Renee July 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Thank you Katie!

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