HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Nothing has been viewed

Thai Grilled Prawns with Emerald Noodles Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Hot Appetizer, Main Course
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
Thai Grilled Prawns with Emerald Noodles

Photo by: Frankie Frankeny

This dish is awesome for grilling and serving in the backyard with friends. The marinade’s bright and spicy flavors contrast perfectly with the herbaceous, nutty noodles. It’s also great made with grilled fish. The dressed noodles can be served either hot or at room temperature.

Yield: Makes 12 appetizer or 6 entrée servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 36 large shell-on shrimp (about 2 pounds)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 serrano chiles, sliced thin
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces capellini or angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups  Emerald Sauce

  • Have on hand twelve 10-inch wooden skewers

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Preheat the grill to medium-hot. Put the skewers in a pan of water to soak.

2. Use a serrated knife to cut the shrimp lengthwise along the back of the shell, stopping short of cutting all the way through, to butterfly them.

3. Rinse and drain the shrimp and put them in a large bowl. Add ¼ cup of the mint, ¼ cup of the cilantro, and the basil, chiles, olive oil, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, sugar, and salt. Toss well to coat. Remove the skewers from the water and thread 3 shrimp on each skewer through both the head and tail ends to hold them in their natural C shape.

4. Cook the capellini in the boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse with cool water, drain again, and transfer to a large bowl. Coat with the emerald sauce, tossing with two spoons until the noodles are evenly coated. Set aside. (The pasta is best served at room temperature.)

5. Grill the shrimp over medium-hot heat until they are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Use a fork to spiral the noodles, making a nest at the center of each plate. Serve 2 shrimp skewers crisscrossed atop the noodles for an entrée, or 1 for an appetizer. Garnish with the remaining mint and cilantro.

Notes

What to Drink: Serve with Thai iced tea or a cold Asian beer on a hot summer day. Other good choices include a kabinett riesling, gewürztraminer or other aromatic white wine with a touch of sweetness.

CHEF’S TIP: Grill shrimp with shells on for more flavor. Cutting through the back of the shell makes it pop off for easy eating.


© 2008 Joey Altman

Editor's Note

Nutritional information is based on 12 servings, but does not include Emerald Sauce. For nutritional information on Emerald Sauce, please follow the link above.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

143kcal (7%)
19mg (2%)
1mg (1%)
14mcg RAE (0%)
110mg
24mg
8g
1g
1g
22g
32mg (11%)
104mg (4%)
0g (2%)
2g (4%)
2mg (9%)

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Dunkin Donuts

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can locate discounts via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder mobile app.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.