Asian Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers with Noodle Salad

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 340
  • Calories from fat: 42%
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 1100mg
  • Cholesterol: 172mg


  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound large peeled, deveined shrimp (about 24)
  • 1/2 pound zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 in. thick
  • 2 ounces flat rice-stick noodles
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 4 cups lightly packed torn butter or red-leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


  1. 1. Whisk together garlic, lime zest and juice, sauces, ginger, and oil in a small bowl. Toss shrimp and zucchini in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup sauce mixture to coat.
  2. 2. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water, and chill until ready to use.
  3. 3. Thread shrimp and zucchini alternately on 8 metal skewers (8 to 10 in.). Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are cooked through and zucchini are tender-crisp, about 7 minutes total.
  4. 4. Whisk vinegar into small bowl of sauce mixture to make salad dressing. In a medium bowl, toss mint, butter lettuce, rice noodles, cilantro, and red onion with dressing until coated. Divide salad among plates and set skewers alongside each serving.
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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