To me the best part about this dish is how beautifully the sauce clings to the pasta and shrimp. —Erin McDowell
package lo mein noodles (or any other plain pasta)
onion, finely diced
cloves garlic, minced
cup snap peas, trimmed and halved
1 1/2 cups
shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
red curry paste
(14 oz) can coconut milk
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper, to taste
shrimps, cleaned and deveined
scallions, as needed for garnish
cilantro, as needed for garnish
In This Recipe
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the snap peas and mushrooms and saute until beginning to become tender.
Add the curry paste and mix in well to disperse. Add the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir to make sure the curry paste is evenly dispersed. Season with fresh lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Keep warm.
In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Saute until pink and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
Add the noodles to the hot curried vegetable mixture. Toss to coat. Serve with finished shrimp, and more scallions and cilantro on top.
I always carry three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's pie. My first cookbook, The Fearless Baker, is out on October 24, 2017.