Shrimp and Noodles

A spicy wasabi dressing coats the vegetables, noodles, and shrimp in this low-calorie, low-fat meal. For even more heat, substitute wasabi peas for the cashews.

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Makes:
8 servings
Start to Finish:
40 mins
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Shrimp and Noodles

Ingredients
2
pound medium fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails may be left intact)
2
tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
3
cloves garlic, minced
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
16 ounce wide rice noodles
1
tablespoon toasted sesame oil
4
cups shredded napa cabbage or butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce
3
medium carrots, coarsely shredded
1
cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2
cup fresh basil leaves, torn
1
medium jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
1
recipe Wasabi Dressing, (recipe below)
1/2
cup honey-roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
 
Thinly sliced jalapeno pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. In 10-inch skillet cook shrimp, gingerroot, and garlic in hot oil for 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque; set aside.
  2. Cook rice noodles according to package directions; drain. Rinse in cold water to cool; drain again. Toss noodles with toasted sesame oil. For easier-to-eat bites, use kitchen shears to snip noodles.
  3. Arrange noodles, shrimp, cabbage, carrots, radishes, basil, and sliced jalapeno peppers in bowls. Serve with Wasabi Dressing. Sprinkle cashews and additional sliced jalapenos. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Hot:

Hot: 1-1/2 tsp. wasabi powder

Hotter: 2 tsp. wasabi powder

Hottest: 3 tsp. wasabi powder

Wasabi Dressing

Ingredients

1/3
cup soy sauce
1/3
3
tablespoons lime juice
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon sesame oil
1
tablespoon sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons wasabi powder
1
teaspoon finely shredded basil

Directions

  1. In small bowl combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, vegetable oil, sesame oil, sugar, and wasabi powder. Sprinkle basil.

Nutrition Facts

(Shrimp and Noodles)
    Per serving:
  • 351 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 129 mg chol.,
  • 903 mg sodium,
  • 34 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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