This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor." -Graham Kerr, Chef
This is a super easy recipe. Because the ingredients all cook quickly it really does only take about 5 minutes to cook.
If you want it to be spicier, add additional cayenne pepper. If you want it less hot, don't add any - the other spices are enough to give this great flavor without the heat.
This recipe also make a great foundation. The Pad Thai style brown rice noodles cook quickly with about two cups of sauce. You can substitute vegetable stock or shrimp stock for the water and change the spices to suit your mood - red or green curry, miso, or even Moroccan flavors. Likewise, the veggies can suit your taste but sautéing the firmer veggies like the carrots prior to adding the sauce means they are done at about the same time as the softer ones like the snow peas.
Seafood cooks quickly, but if you want to substitute something like chicken that takes longer, make sure to cut it into a 1/2 inch dice.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.
Mix the water, five spice powder, paprika, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, maple syrup, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl.
Set the sauce aside.
Place the sesame in a large skillet over high heat.
Add the diced carrots and cook for two minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the mushrooms and cook for two minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the sauce to the pan with the snow peas, rice noodles and shrimp.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes (or until the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce).
Stir only once or twice.
Serve topped with cilantro and green onion.
Serving size: 2 ounces noodles with 4 ounces shrimp
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 420||Calories from Fat 63|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 60g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||30%|
|Vitamin A 33%||Vitamin C 48%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 15%|
|Vitamin K 50mcg||Potassium 800mg|