Teriyaki Shrimp over Rice Noodles - the sauce is made with lime juice, garlic, honey, sesame oil, and red chili paste, with the addition of toasted sesame seeds. Easy recipe - perfect for busy weeknights.
¾cupTeriyaki sauce(use gluten free sauce for gluten free version)
2tablespoonslime juiceor lemon juice
1teaspoonred curry paste
2tablespoonssesame seeds, toasted
1lbshrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails still attached (I prefer with tails, but remove them if desired)
8ozrice noodles(gluten free)
How to make teriyaki sauce:
Combine teriyaki sauce, lime (or lemon) juice, minced garlic, honey, sesame oil, and red curry paste in a bowl. Stir to combine. You might want to warm honey in a microwave before adding to the sauce to make it softer.
Place shrimp in a large ziploc plastic bag.
Add half of the teriyaki mixture to the bag and secure the top of the bag. Toss shrimp in the bag to make sure all shrimp is coated with the sauce.
Marinate for about 15 minutes, no longer.
Heat vegetable or olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, add shrimp from the plastic bag (but without the sauce) and cook for 2 minutes, turning once (about 1 minute per side).
Add the sauce from the bag and from the bowl into the skillet and continue cooking the shrimp on high heat for 1-2 minutes until the sauce boils and thickens a bit.
OPTIONAL. If you want a thicker sauce, at this point dissolve 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in about 1 tablespoon of water. Add this mixture to the boiling sauce in the skillet and stir well while boiling - the skillet sauce should thicken as a result.
Do not let the sauce boil for more than about a minute or you will overcook the shrimp.
Mix in toasted sesame seeds into the teriyaki sauce right before you're ready to serve.
Cook rice noodles:
Cook rice noodles according to package instructions.
At this point, you can add rice noodles to the teriyaki sauce in the skillet and stir fry shrimp and the noodles/rice all together in the sauce. And serve just like that.
Or, you can just use plain cooked rice noodles as a bed for teriyaki shrimp and the sauce. Make a bed of the rice noodles (or rice) in individual serving plates. Spoon shrimp and the sauce on top.
* For gluten-free version, use Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce, such as the one produced by Kikkoman.