Garlic Shrimp with Cucumbers and Shiitake Mushrooms



12 ounces lo- mein (wheat flour) noodles , wide rice noodles, or similar type of Asian noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup very thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 large cucumber , peeled, seeded, and juliened
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 pounds medium or large shrimp , peeled and de-veined
3 cloves garlic , minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil or chile oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt (preferably coarse)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 small red chili pepper , seeded and minced or 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/3 cup fish sauce
cup fish sauce (nuoc mam)
1/4 cup rice vinegar

Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare shrimp by combining the garlic, sesame/chili oil, vinegar, sugar, lime juice, salt, and black pepper; coat the shrimp. Set aside. This may also be prepared ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator.

2. Boil water and cook noodles for about five minutes, or according to package instructions, then drain.

3. Make the sauce: Over low heat, dissolve sugar in the water, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and wait five minutes. Add lime juice, chili pepper, and fish sauce and vinegar. Return the saucepan to very low heat.

4. Cook shrimp: Heat vegetable oil in a skillet on medium heat. Turn to high heat and add shrimp, sautéing about 3 minutes or until cooked through.

5. Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings as desired. Carefully toss together noodles, shiitake mushrooms, and cucumbers with half the sauce, then transfer to a platter. Sprinkle cilantro and mint over all. Add shrimp last.

6. Garnish the platter with lime wedges and sprigs of mint and cilantro. Pour the rest of the sauce in a small bowl so people can help themselves to more.

Serving Size: 1 bowl of noodles and shrimp

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
27 g
Total Carbohydrate
65 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
15 g
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3 g
215 mg
Percent Calories from Protein
27 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
63 %
Percent Calories from Fat
11 %
Vitamin A
648 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
3 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
2 mcg
Vitamin C
16 mg
Vitamin D
158 IU
15 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
78 mg
5 mg
176 mg
407 mg
1808 mg
2 mg