With Spring in the air, I’m finding ways to lighten up dinner while still delivering amazingly delicious tastes. I’ve been working on mixing together ingredients lately to create marinades that make our meals perfection. And one of my favorite sauces to use right now is Sriracha! So, looking for something a little hot, a little sweet, a little refreshing and above all a lot delicious, I set to work turning a plain old pasta dish into a delightful dinner that’s bursting with flavor! Here’s how I did it!
What You Will Need:
1 and 1/2 Pounds of Shrimp (Peeled and Deveined)
2 Large Zucchini
6 Tablespoons of Sesame Seed Oil
2 Large Limes
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon of Honey
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
3 Teaspoons of Sriracha
1 Teaspoon of Minced Garlic
1 Package of Egg Noodles
Scallions for Garnish
How to Make It:
While this dish take a little prep time, cooking it is actually quite simple! Since you’ll want to ensure that all ingredients are ready at around the same time, start by boiling your water and adding your pasta. Once your pasta is cooking, dice your zucchini into small squares. Then add them to a wok with a little bit of oil to allow them to begin cooking.
While your zucchini is cooking, mix up your sauce. To do this add your honey, soy sauce, sriracha and garlic to a bowl. Squeeze in the juice of your limes, making sure you remove any seeds. Fell free to taste the sauce and ensure it’s in line with your family’s likes. You can add more honey for a sweeter sauce, more sriracha if you like a little extra kick and more lime if you’re looking for a fresher taste.
Once your sauce taste perfect, mix it will and set it aside. By this point, your zucchini should be still firm but beginning to cook. You do not want your zucchini completely cooked before you add your shrimp or you’ll end up with mushy veggies (yuck!). So while your zucchini is still firm mix your shrimp into the zucchini and continue to cook, stirring often.
Cook your mixture for three to five minutes or until all of the shrimp has turned pink. Be sure not to cook your meal past the point of the shrimp turning pink. I will admit that I always worry about undercooking but remember, there are still more steps to your recipe and your shrimp will continue to cook as you mix in the remainder of your ingredients.
By this point, your pasta should be done so drain it and add it to your shrimp and zucchini mixture and pour in your prepared sauce.
Mix all of your ingredients well, ensuring that your sauce is covering everything. You will have extra sauce in the bottom of the bowl and that is exactly what you want to happen. Once your meal is well mixed together, dish it onto plates and drizzle a little of the remaining sauce over the top. Finally, add some diced scallions and you’re ready to serve your dish!
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy the amazingly bold flavors of this delicious dish! Whether it’s for a simply family meal or you’re looking to impress with flavorful entertaining, this delicious dish is one that you can’t go wrong with!