I am going to teach you how to make one of my favorite dishes: Vadouvan shrimp stir fry.
It's super easy, and tastes DELICIOUS.
There's a couple of ingredients that you may not have in your pantry, but can easily be found at a grocery store or online. One is the Vadouvan Curry blend. You can make it (they have ingredient lists online) or you can buy it online. I got mine from spice jungle (they call it French Curry). The udon noodles I just got from Kroger. I've tried lots of different udon noodles and these are my favorite.
Most of the time I eyeball things and don't measure. But for this recipe I use roughly:
20 medium shrimp
2tbsp Vadouvan Curry
Veggies of your choice (I usually use edamame, carrots, mushrooms)
Gojuchang to taste (optional) can find in international aisle in grocery store
Sesame oil (roughly 1tbsp for noodles, 1 tbsp for veggies)
1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
Garlic, minced (I usually use a lot, but 1 tsp is probably fine)
1 tsp minced ginger
Soy sauce to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to boil and boil the noodles for 5 minutes. Strain, and then toss with 1 tbsp sesame oil to prevent sticking. Then, take the tails off of the shrimp if they have them, and coat the shrimp in the Curry powder.
Put a pan on high, drizzled with about 2 tbsp of olive oil, and cook the shrimp on high about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a separate plate.
Drizzle another 2 tbsp of oil in the pan and add the veggies, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes of high (you get some nice color that way) and then add 1 tbsp sesame oil and gojuchang (if you choose to use). Cook until veggies are done to your liking, this will all depend on exactly which veggies you choose.
Add the shrimp back, mix with the veggies, and add the sweet chili sauce. I also add about 1 tbsp soy sauce because I really like soy sauce 😉 cook for 30 seconds to a minute to incorporate everything and then serve over the noodles. You can top with sesame seeds. *Sambal oolek would work just fine in place of the gojuchang
(Side note: the Curry Shrimp part was inspired by a blue apron recipe, but everything else is me)
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