Lemongrass Shrimp on Crisp Noodle Cake Recipe

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This aromatic, mouthwatering, and extremely tasty shrimp recipe goes well with crispy noodles and steamed rice, plus it’s super easy to cook. Took me about 15 minutes to prepare.

Fun Fact: Lemongrass is an ancient herb from Southeast Asia used for a variety of purposes the world over. Interestingly, it repels most insects but attracts bees, and is known throughout the Philippines and Indonesia as a beekeeper’s friend.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.49 view details


Prepare Crisp Noodle Cakes:
Cook the egg noodles in a saucepan of boiling water until just tender. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain well.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan. Add 1/4 of the cooked noodles, distributing them evenly and fry for 4 - 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Turn the noodle cake over, and fry the other side. Alternatively, make four individual cakes. Keep hot.
Prepare Shrimp:
In a large bowl, toss shrimp with the ground coriander, turmeric, garlic, lemongrass, 1/2 of the red chilies/red pepper flakes and if using, lime zest. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Heat remaining oil in large frying pan. Add the shallots, any additional vegetables and saute until crisp tender.
Stir in tomato paste, coconut milk, fish sauce and lime juice. Bring to a boil and simmer until thickened nicely; 2 - 3 minutes.
Add shrimp, kaffir lime leaves (if using). Simmer for 2 - 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque.
Garnish with cucumber, fresh tomato and scallions. Serve over noodle cakes or steamed Jasmine rice.
Cook's Tips:
I love vegetables in my stir fries so I added 1 medium zucchini, sliced thinly into 2 inch lengths and 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded into 2 inch ribbons with a vegetable peeler.
Lemongrass paste can be found in a squeeze tube, in the produce section of the super market.
Kaffir lime leaves can be found in Asian super markets. Fresh lime zest works great as a substitute.
You can substitute the noodle cakes with 1 1/2 cups steamed Jasmine rice. The sweet almond flavor compliments this dish well.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 243g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 563  
Calories from Fat 253 45%
Total Fat 29.49g 37%
Saturated Fat 12.7g 51%
Trans Fat 0.4g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 408mg 17%
Potassium 593mg 17%
Total Carbs 64.02g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 14%
Sugars 4.24g 3%
Protein 13.69g 22%
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