If you’re not afraid of spice, this dish is for you! It’s a perfect weekday meal that’s easy and comforting. You can make it your own by incorporating a different protein or making it completely vegetarian/vegan!
This spicy chili garlic shrimp noodles dish is Asian-inspired with thai basil, bok choy, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Chinese 5-spice, and other ingredients popular in Asian cuisine.
These spicy chili garlic shrimp noodles are full of heat, gluten free, protein-packed, and damn good!
Chili-Garlic Shrimp Noodles
Noodles and Vegetables
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook your noodles according to package directions. Remove noodles from the pot (keep the boiling water) and rinse with cold water. Toss in sesame oil and set aside.
Cut the ends off the bok choy bunches and blanch in boiling water for two minutes. Remove from the pot, rinse under cold water and set aside with rice noodles.
Season shrimp with Tony Chachere's in Creole seasoning and refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a large saucepan, bring the 2 tablespoons of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and whisk in butter until melted. Add bay leaves, liquid crab boil, thyme sprigs, and juice from lemon half, stirring until combined. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 10-15 minutes. Turn off heat, and remove thyme springs and bay leaves.
Sauté garlic in vegetable oil in a small pot until fragrant. Remove pot from the heat and add in the remaining of the garlic chili oil sauce ingredients, and stir to combine.
Add noodles to a bowl, season with Chinese 5-spice. Add in thai basil leaves and green onions. Pour sauce over noodles and vegetables, and toss to coat. Add in shrimp and bok choy, and serve.