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Turmeric Noodle Bowl with Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Give yourself a major upgrade from Friday night takeout with this quick and easy Turmeric Noodle Bowl from one of Denver’s own food bloggers, Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain. Ready in just 30 minutes, you won’t regret whipping up this recipe featuring everyone’s favorite no-bloat ingredient—turmeric.

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

1 package rice noodles

2 tbsp ground turmeric

1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided

Boiling water

1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined

1 tsp ground pepper

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

1/4 cup diced red onion

3 garlic cloves, minted

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup chicken stock

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

1 tbsp lime juice

Fresh basil chopped, for garnish

Fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

In a large mixing bowl, combine turmeric, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, noodles, and enough boiling water to cover the rice noodles. Let the noodles soak in the water for about 20 minutes. Once softened, drain the noodles and set aside.

In a large bowl toss together shrimp, 1 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp ground pepper. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the shrimp to the skillet. Saute the shrimp on the first side for about a minute, flip, then cook for another minute or until the shrimp are slightly pink and starting to curl up. Remove the shrimp from the skillet with a pair of tongs to a plate.

In the same skillet, turn the heat back to medium. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the skillet and then add the red onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté the veggies until softened about two minutes. Next, deglaze the skillet with white wine making sure to scrap up all the brown bits. Stir in the chicken stock,  soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and lime juice. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes and then add the noodles and shrimp back to the skillet. Toss together making sure the sauce has coated the noodles and the shrimp. Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish with fresh basil and cilantro. Serve immediately!

Lauren Grier is a self-proclaimed foodie, recipe developer, action-adventure seeker, photography lover and world traveler. You can catch all of her delicious recipes on her blog Climbing Grier Mountain or follow her on Instagram @griermountain.