Spicy Hot Pot with Noodles

spicy hot pot with noodles
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  • 6Servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Asian chili paste or chili-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 32 ounce container (4 cups) chicken or beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 small head napa cabbage, cut into 2-inch pieces, stem pieces and top leaves separated
  • 8 ounces fresh egg fettuccine or linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 pound boneless beef rib eye, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


In a heavy, medium saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chili paste and brown sugar and cook, stirring often, for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup water, the chicken broth and soy sauce. Stir in the cabbage stem pieces and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water, then toss with 1 tablespoon sesame oil.

Stir the cabbage leaves, beef and shrimp into the soup and bring to a boil until the shrimp is cooked through. Add the cilantro and remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Divide the noodles among 4 to 6 bowls and add the hot broth with the vegetables, meat and shrimp.