Sunday, October 6, 2019
Noodles come in many varieties, and National Noodle Day, which is observed each year on October 6, recognizes them all. Get drunk in love with the Shrimp Drunken Noodles recipe listed below.
Noodles are made by rolling unleavened dough out and cutting into a variety of shapes. While long, flat noodles may seem to be the most common, they come in a variety of forms, names, and textures. Each kind of noodle will pair differently with different kinds of sauces and meals.
Five Food Finds about Noodles:
• Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year – that’s almost one kilogram per person!
• In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal.
• Noodles symbolise longevity in China.
• Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever.
• Noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.
Shrimp Drunken Noodles
1 tbsp. vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger 1/4 c. Sliced green onions 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced into strips 1 c. sliced mushrooms (such as cremini) 1 lb. medium peeled and deveined shrimp (thawed if frozen) 12 oz. cooked rice or udon noodles 3/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. Sriracha or chili sauce 1 tbsp. lime zest 1/3 c. fresh basil leaves Lime wedges, for serving
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant, 1 minute, then add green onions. Cook until softened, 2 minutes. 2. Add peppers and mushrooms and cook until tender, 5 minutes, then add shrimp and cook until pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add noodles and toss until completely combined. 3. Make sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, Sriracha, and lime zest. Pour over noodles and shrimp and toss until combined. 4. Fold in basil and serve with lime wedges.
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