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Sesame Noodles with Spicy Pickled Shrimp

June 22, 2011
3 Ratings
Author Notes

My mother's go-to picnic dish is the sesame noodle recipe from Martha Stewart's Entertaining (the original edition, obviously, featuring many 80s hairstyles), and for good reason: it's tasty, simple, cheap, and easily doubled or tripled or quintupled. This version tweaks the original and adds spicy pickled shrimp and vegetables to sharpen the flavor and provide some heft. Bonus: it gets better as it sits. - MeghanVK —MeghanVK

Test Kitchen Notes

MeghanVK’s Sesame Noodles with Spicy Pickled Shrimp is a tasty dish. There’s a lovely combination of spices and the noodles alone are really delicious. I found the onion overpowered the rest of the elements and so another time I’d marinate the yellow onion for 24 hours or use a red or maybe even a sweet onion. And as this recipe is made ahead, it leaves you time to prep other more last-minute dishes just before you set off for the picnic. - thehappycook —Victoria Ross

  • Serves 6-8
  • For the Noodles
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • toasted sesame oil, for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 scallion, sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • For the Pickled Shrimp
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon each of whole fenugreek, fennel seed, coriander seed, black peppercorns, and cloves
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil, such as grapeseed
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced into half moons
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3 Reviews

melissav July 6, 2011
This looks great but where are the directions? Do you just toss everything together?
Author Comment
MeghanVK June 24, 2011
Thanks! Both components are also really good on their own.
hardlikearmour June 23, 2011
This sounds fabulous!