Friday, September 11, 2009

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows


Maybe my kids are a little strange, but they absolutely love shrimp. Any way you prepare it. Hot, cold, battered and fried, naked, spiced, sauced-whatever you want, they love it. (Sorry, I realize I was getting a little Bubba-esque there about the shrimp).

They also are really fond of asparagus. If my 4-yr old sees it when we go to the grocery store, she begs for it. She complains about celery, but not asparagus.
I thought that was kinda strange because I just as an adult learned to love asparagus a few years ago, but I am not complaining.

I saw this cute stir-fry recipe and knew my whole family would love it. No bribing would be involved and that basically sold me on trying it.

You boil your pasta noodles and toss them with a little sesame oil and then form them into little nests and bake them in the oven until the outer edges and brown and crispy. Yum! The original recipe called for Asian wheat noodles, but I just used whole wheat vermicelli instead since I had some in my pantry.

The stir-fry is really basic- ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. I used canola oil to stir-fry my asparagus and shrimp.

My husband loves shrimp too, so this dinner was quickly gobbled down, with everyone asking for more shrimp. I love it when that happens.

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13 comments:

Joyce said...

I like the idea of the little nests too.
Joyce

Cathy said...

Oh, this looks delicious! My kids will eat shrimp fried, so I guess that's a start? Seriously, if I can get them to try this, I know they will love it. And if not, my hubs and I will happily finish it off!

Megan said...

I can't make shrimp at home because my boyfriend is allergic to shellfish, but I love the noodle pillow concept, so maybe I'll try that out with another sort of stir-fry!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Your kids have good taste - I love shrimp too. This looks delish - trying this recipe soon. Have a great weekend!

Tracey said...

Wow, that's great that your kids are fans of shrimp and asparagus! This dish looks delicious - I will definitely make it for myself while I'm housesitting so I don't have to make any revisions for the picky eater at my house :)

Daniela said...

Favolosi, complimenti anche per le foto.
Ciao Daniela.

Sophie said...

I love the name of this recipe, yes very cute :)! I think I'd have to say I'm more like you in that I didn't actually like asparagus until adulthood! Sounds like you've got some healthy eaters!

Mandy said...

I love the pillow idea, I'm going to try this for sure, is there a sauce besides the one that goes into the shrimp and asparagus? or do you make extra for the noodles, or does the sesame oil give it a flavor?

Esi said...

I loooved shrimp when I was a kid...still do. Noodle pillows are a great idea!

nora@ffr said...

love the idea.. this sound amazing.. yuumm!!
cheers!!

Eliana said...

Oh look at those pillows - they look delish!

Kayte said...

My kids will eat shrimp any way you want to cook it and same with asparagus, not to mention the noodles! Perfect dish for around here, bookmarking it now. Great photo of it all.

Aggie said...

Oh this looks so good! My kids are getting better about shrimp, at least my son is. I love asparagus, that's cute that your kids beg for it!