Summer Noodles…!



Dear Diary

It’s so hard for me to pass up on noodle dishes. This obsession goes back to my childhood, when I used to make a lot of Ramen Noodle. You’d think I’d never want to see it again, but it’s my comfort food of choice. Let’s get real though – a steaming hot bowl of noodles is not going to play nice in your summer attire. No one ever suggested carbs and sodium to look amazing in a two-piece swimsuit. So I came up with a cold noodle dish to satisfy me even on my most stressed days.

Enter kelp noodles, they scared me a little in the store, but these should be your new best friend! The texture is different than a regular noodle, but with only 5 calories a serving you’ll get over it real quick. They are also gluten free and raw. I know it was hard for me to contain my excitement in Whole Foods!! Basically kelp noodles are the answer we carb lovers have been waiting for and with all my enthusiasm I decided to make – a Thai inspired dish – with the noodle of the season.

Here’s what you need

1/2 lb shrimp

4 peeled carrots cut like matchsticks

1 1/2 cups halved snow peas

1 bag of kelp noodles

2 1/2 cups of chopped mini peppers

4 tbsp. ginger peeled and chopped

2 medium sized cloves of garlic, chopped

4 tbsp. of soy sauce

4 tbsp. of rice vinegar

2 tbsp. ground fresh chili paste

3 tsp light agave nectar

First you’ll need to marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes. Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, agave and ground chili paste with a whisk, then place the shrimp in the mixture and mix around, until thoroughly coated. Place in the refrigerator. Then chop the vegetables, peel and cut the ginger as well as the garlic. You’ll want to have everything cut and prepared because the cooking goes pretty quickly.



 Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, add peanut oil to the pan and swirl around. Sauté garlic and ginger for about 3 minutes. Increase the heat to high add mini peppers, carrots and a couple shakes of salt. Cook for 3- 5 minutes. Then add the shrimp mixture, and cook for another 4 minutes. Stir in the  kelp noodles and snow peas. Cook until the kelp noodles are soft, then serve piping hot! Enjoy!SONY DSC




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