Shrimp with Garlic, Ginger, and Lime

Shrimp with Garlic, Ginger, and Lime
Servings: 4 Start to Finish 20 mins


  • 1 3 3/4 ounce package cellophane noodles
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated (4 teaspoons)
  • 12 ounces medium shrimp in shells, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, optional

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Remove from heat and add the noodles; soak until just tender (about 10 minutes) or as directed on the package. Drain and return to pot; toss with sesame oil and set aside.

2. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium-lo and add the garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Do not let the garlic brown.

3. Add the shrimp to the pan, increase heat to medium-high, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. When the shrimp are pink on the outside, add 1/2 cup of the water and continue cooking until they are opaque all the way through, about 2 minutes more. Remove the shrimp from the pan with a slotted spoon, add remaining water, lime juice, and soy sauce or fish sauce, and reduce until thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Divide noodles among 4 bowls, top with shrimp, drizzle with sauce, and garnish with peanuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 239, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 107, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 26, Monounsaturated fat (g): 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 3, Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): , sugar (g): , pro. (g): 12, vit. A (IU): 194, vit. C (mg): 5, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 1, sodium (mg): 630, Potassium (mg): 127, calcium (mg): 61, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.