A Case of Que Sera


Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles - Serves 4
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 Thai chiles, thinly sliced
1/4 cup coconut vinegar
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
Zest and juice of 1 large lime
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 pound medium shrimp, cooked
8 ounces wide rice noodles, cooked
1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped, plus extra for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish

1. In a wide skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until they start to brown.

2. Add garlic and chilies, stirring to coat in the oil. Pour in the vinegar, sweet chili sauce, shrimp paste, lime zest and juice and fish sauce. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 3-5 minutes.

3. Add shrimp and toss in sauce, followed by noodles. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir in scallions, mint and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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