The noodles have a great combo of spice and freshness with the basil or onion topping. As a one pan dish it's easy prep and clean up. Add a glass of wine and I feel like I am eating dinner in a chic urban Asian eatery instead of my suburban kitchen.
Shrimp and Rice Noodles with Lime and Spicy Kick
16 oz rice noodles
12-16 raw shrimp, peeled
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic
4 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less depending on you desire for heat)
2-4 cups chicken broth
red pepper flakes to taste
fresh lime wedges, basil or green onions as garnish and topping.
Prepare noodles according to package directions and shell shrimp. Mix olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Cook shrimp in a wok or large frying pan until pink with 2 tbsp. of the prepared sauce. Add small amounts of chicken broth to the shrimp to keep some liquid in the wok. Add cooked noodles and remaining prepared sauce; mix with shrimp and heat through. Just before removing from heat add red pepper flakes to taste and chicken broth to achieve desired soupy-ness. Serve with lime wedge or a spritz of lime juice, topped with chopped fresh basil or green onions .