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Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp
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Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp is a 15-Minute recipe perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Easy to make, incredibly flavorful, and super quick.

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp
I (Maja) was always skeptical about that "Make lunch or dinner in 15-minutes" thing. I mean, can you really make lunch or dinner in 15 minutes? Sure, you can reheat it and stuff, but like make it from scratch? No way. Boy, was I wrong! These Ginger Scallion Noodles take 15 minutes from start to finish. And they are made from scratch. The noodles cook for about 4 minutes; the rest of the time is spent chopping the ingredients and pan-frying the shrimp. Fun fact? This is one of the most flavorful dishes, thanks to the proper techniques used in this recipe. A beautiful, quick, delicious Asian-inspired meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight.

Homemade 15-Minute Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Here is why we think you will love this recipe:

  • the noodles are perfectly cooked (follow the package instructions)
  • the sauce is luscious, incredibly flavorful, and silky smooth
  • I love the umami flavor and the dance my taste buds make when I am eating it
  • this is an easy 15-Minute recipe that even beginners can master in no time
  • perfect for date-night or a quick weeknight dinner for two
  • a great meal on the go

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

How to make Ginger Scallion Noodles at home

This quick and easy recipe is so good and made in no time. It takes four simple steps to make it at home.

  1. In a bowl, combine the ginger scallion sauce ingredients.
  2. Pan-fry the shrimp.
  3. Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package.
  4. Combine everything and dig in.

Making the ginger scallion sauce for Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Making the ginger scallion sauce for Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Frying shrimp for Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Essential ingredients for these noodles

These are the essential ingredients you will need for this recipe.

Scallions - Spring onion or scallions make this recipe greener, but the most important thing is that they are slightly sweet, fresh, and light.

Ginger - Creates a well-known spiciness without being overpowering. Always use fresh ginger, peeled and minced.

Sugar - We're using raw cane sugar in this recipe. It makes the dish slightly sweeter but not sweet. It balances the flavor beautifully. Feel free to use coconut sugar or regular white sugar too.

Soy Sauce - Light soy sauce with low-sodium is the way to go. It's not too salty, yet it delivers that umami flavor. If you're using dark soy sauce, make sure only to use about 1 tbsp of sauce and two tablespoons of water.

Vinegar - We love using rice vinegar or white wine vinegar. It helps balance the contrast between sugar and sour flavor, and it helps create that delicious umami flavor. 

Noodles - We usually use egg noodles (feel free to make them at home) or ramen noodles. Rice noodles will work great too.

Shrimp - This is a light and delicious protein addition to this dish. You can omit it entirely and make it vegan/vegetarian. Or you can switch the shrimp to chicken or pork. Crab or lobster work great too.

Oil - A combination of canola oil and sesame oil works great; however, feel free to use canola oil or sesame oil instead of mixing the two.

Adding noodles to the shrimp for Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp in the making

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp


Since this is a 15-minute recipe, we recommend making it fresh.

However, feel free to serve any leftover ginger scallion ramen noodles in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to a day.

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Shrimp

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Lets get cooking!

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  • scallions and ginger

    In a small bowl combine, scallions, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt. Mix to combine.

  • cook the noodles

    In a pot of boiling water, cook the noodles for 4 minutes or according to the package instructions. Reserve 60ml (1/4 cup) of the cooking water, then drain.

  • pan fry the shrimp

    Place a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the sesame oil. Pan-fry shrimp for 2 - 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. Pour the remaining canola oil into the pan. Cook the oil until it's hot, then remove from the heat. Check the oil temperature. It should be 110°C / 225°F.

  • serve

    Pour the hot oil over the scallions mixture in a bowl. Leave until it stops sizzling, then stir well. Add the drained noodles to the pan where the oil was heating. Add the scallion ginger mixture, cooked shrimp, and some reserved cooking water. Stir well. Divide between two bowls and serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with lime wedges.


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