05 Feb Orange Sesame Noodles With Grilled Shrimp
If you never believed that orange juice and noodles can show up in the same dish, think again! These Orange Sesame Noodles With Grilled Shrimp offer the perfect blend of nutrition and flavor. This unassuming dish is distinctive in appearance, has simple flavors, and yet is big on taste. It’s a light meal that you can cook up within minutes. And when you make it with your Favorite HomeMaker OJ, you have nutrition added to the mix.
- ¼ cup of orange juice
- 3 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of finely grated ginger
- 10 oz of soba noodles (you can also use rice noodles or spaghetti)
- 1 fresh carrot, julienned
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1 cup of snow peas
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (you can use tamari sauce)
- 1 ½ lbs of large shrimp already peeled and deveined
- Large bowl
- Pot to boil the noodles
- Medium-sized pan
- Serving dishes
It’s a good idea to start by measuring all the ingredients accurately and keeping them ready. This will cut down on some of the overall prep time and help ensure you don’t boil the noodles too much.
Once the preparation is complete, mix the orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, peanut butter, and the pepper in a large bowl. Use a whisk to ensure all ingredients have properly dissolved. Set the bowl aside for later and start working on the noodles.
Read the instructions provided on the soba or other noodle pack carefully. It is important to not overcook the noodles because they can easily become too dense and gummy in texture. Fill up a large pot with water, add some salt and olive oil (for the spaghetti). Place all the noodles inside and let it boil for the recommended amount of time.
When the noodles are partly cooked, add the snow peas as well as the julienned carrots to the pot and let them boil. Test the texture of the noodles and vegetables to ensure they’re ready before turning off the stove. It should take only around 30 seconds for the vegetables to cook. Empty the pot into a colander to drain the water completely.
Toss the noodles and vegetables into the large bowl with the orange juice mixture. Make sure the ingredients are properly coated for maximum flavor. It is a good idea to put the noodles into the mix while it is hot. Don’t let the noodles sit for too long as they won’t absorb the juice well.
Set the bowl aside for the noodles and vegetables to soak up the juice while you prepare the shrimp.
Heat a pan and add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to it. Once the oil is warm, add the prepared shrimp to it and pan-fry for around 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure you don’t overcook the shrimp.
Place the noodles in a serving plate and arrange the cooked shrimp on top of it. You can deglaze the pan and pour some shrimp/sesame oil on the noodles for added flavor.