I was a little unsure if the shrimp mixture from the other recipe was to be cooked or uncooked. So basically I just thawed 1 pound of frozen shrimp, peeled them, and added 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic, brown sugar and olive oil and 1 teaspoon sambal oelek - then added the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, and corn starch from this recipe and let the mixture soak in the fridge while I chopped the veggies. I also used regular rice noodles as my market didn't carry the brown. And almonds vs cashews as I had them on hand. A sprinkle of chopped cilantro finished the dish. Went together quickly after a bit of prep and the flavors were wonderful. Just the right amount of spice with the jalapeno. I would definitely make this one again.
This is an easy and very tasty recipe not to mention healthy! I served it with romaine salad with Man darins and Asian Dressing for a wonderful weeknight dinner.
This is a great basic recipe. Try it once and then decide what else should go in to make it pop for your taste buds. We added some mushrooms this time, just because we had them. My husband loves everything fiery hot, and was thinking some of that red pepper relish would be great in the dish. Maybe adding some chicken broth to make it a bit like a soup would be tasty too? Cilantro and some citrus juice/rind thrown on right before you eat would be great too.
Made it exactly as called for in recipe but with regular rice noodles. Very tasty. Love the kick from the jalapeño.
I made half of the basic shrimp recipe with one pound of medium shrimp, using sriracha sauce instead of sambal oelek. This produced two cups of shrimp, Then I proceeded immediately with this recipe, using fettucini instead of rice noodles. I didn't have any baby spinach, so omitted it. Also had only 1/4 cup green onions. Made up the rest of the cup with sliced mushrooms, and had green instead of red pepper. Served with watermelon cubes mixed with sliced fresh basil, lime juice, and a little red pepper flakes. This made a delicious dinner.
To make this faster, I stir-fried all the veggies while the noodles soaked.
Then Mixed it all together and will make again. I could not find brown rice noodles, so I used the white.
It was good, but not nearly as good as I expected. The shrimp had much more flavor from the Chili-Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Sugar Snap Peas. When I put them in the mixture above it really took something away from it. Won't make again but will try the coconut milk recipe.