Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl


Fast and tasty. Now this is what I consider a beautiful mess.

Serves 3-4
Prep time 10-20 min, cook time 10 min
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp hot pepper flakes (to taste, this is a lot)
2 inches of grated ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp fish sauce
25g dried shiitake mushrooms with soaking water
1 litre chicken broth
1 medium bunch bok choy
115g rice noodles
454g shrimp raw (chopped into bite sizes if needed)
Large handful bean sprouts
Chopped cilantro for garnish
sliced green onions for garnish
Quartered limes for garnish
Optional hot rooster sauce

Prep all the ingredients first because this comes together in a jiffy. In a large soup pot, add oil, pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, soaked mushrooms with the liquid, broth and the chopped bok choy. Bring to a boil, then add the shrimp and rice noodles, pressing them into the broth completely and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook 4 minutes (don’t overcook!) then scoop into large bowls and top with garnishes.

Today’s music- Paul Simon for prep, Peter Tosh for eating.


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