Stir-Fried Noodles With Shrimp, Chiles & Lime

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from the Feb/March 2006 Fine Cooking. I'm posting it here so I don't lose it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the dried rice noodles in a bowl of very warm (110F) water and soak until they're pliable but still rather firm, about 30 minutes. Drain in a colander - no need to pat dry. Meanwhile prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and chile-garlic sauce.
  3. Once the noodles are drained, heat the oil in a large (12-inch) skillet or stir-fry pan over high heat until very hot.
  4. Add the garlic, stir and immediately add the shrimp. Stir-fry until the shrimp turn pink and firm, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the fish sauce mixture. Stir to mix for about 20 seconds, then add the chile slivers and the noodles. Stir-fry until the noodles are tender and the liquid is absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. If the noodles are too firm, add 1 tablespoon of water and cook another minute.
  6. Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry until they're slightly limp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter or individual plates, and garnish with the peanuts, cilantro and mint.
  7. Serve immediately, with lime wedges on the side.


Most Helpful

Hi! Congratulations on your recipe it was DELICIOUS, and really easy to make, although I turned it down a little on the green chile; my guests, very demanding ones, were very impressed. TKS

ccrcat September 10, 2006

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