Shrimp and Cucumber Sesame Noodles

Every once in a while I crave these flavors and must have them, nothing else will suffice.  It’s different things for different people…some must have chocolate, some must have a big juicy steak with potatoes, but for me, I crave Asian flavors.  Maybe it’s because when I was growing in my momma’s belly that’s what she ate.

There are two reasons I love this dish: 1. It’s very refreshing and light, and 2.  The dish comes together in 10-15 minutes, which I think is pretty awesome.  All you have to do is boil the noodles, make the dressing while you’re waiting, thaw out some frozen shrimp and julienne a cucumber.


Shrimp and Cucumber Sesame Noodles


  • 1/2 lb glass noodles
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, cooked
  • 1 english cucumber, julienned


  1. Boil the noodles in heavily salted water, until al dente, about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking to combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil, honey, walnut oil, and sesame seeds. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Once the noodles are finished cooking, drain, then toss with the dressing while the noodles are hot.
  4. Toss in the shrimp and the julienned cucumber. Enjoy!
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