Vietnamese Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
Noodle dishes are very comforting. Easy to cook and even easier to eat, they’re great for when someone in the house isn’t feeling all that well. Pick up the flavor by adding lots of garlic, and this tasty recipe is an immune booster.
12 oz. of chow mein noodles
1/2 lb. of peeled and deveined shrimp
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of minced garlic
3 tbs. of oyster sauce, divided in 2 tbs. and 1 tbs.
1 tbs. of peanut oil, plus 2 tsp.
1 tbs. of soy sauce
1 tbs. of toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)
Pinch of chopped cilantro (also optional as a garnish)
Heat a wok (or large saute pan) over medium heat. Add the butter and 1 tbs. of peanut oil, melting the butter and heating both. Add the garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally with a plastic or wooden spatula. Add 2 tbs. of oyster sauce and soy sauce, cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Add the chow mein noodles and, constantly tossing and agitating, break them apart with spatulas. Stir so that they get coated with the sauce as they heat. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until heated through; set aside on serving plate(s).
Reheat the wok with any remaining juices over medium-high heat, and add the remaining 2 tsp. of peanut oil to heat it for about 30 seconds. Toss in the shrimp and cook while stirring for 1 minute. Add 1 tbs. of oyster sauce and cook for an additional 45 seconds to 1 minute until the shrimp are cooked through.
Place the shrimp on top of the noddles, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.