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Hoisin-Glazed Shrimp over Crispy Noodle Cake

February 2010
Hoisin-Glazed Shrimp over Crispy Noodle Cake

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 10 ounce package  Chinese-style noodles or ramen
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 20 ounce can  pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 7 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 10 ounce bag  frozen cut green beans, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
Directions
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the noodles according to package directions; drain, then press into a greased 9-inch pie pan. Let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the hoisin, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons oil and the crushed red pepper.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Slide the noodle cake into the pan and cook until deep golden underneath, about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the noodle cake and cook until browned underneath, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add the pineapple chunks and green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pineapple is browned and the beans begin to blister, 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the shrimp and garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the hoisin mixture and the reserved pineapple and green beans, lower the heat to low and cook until the shrimp are opaque, about 2 minutes. Spoon the shrimp mixture on top of the crispy noodle cake and serve immediately.