Asian Shrimp and Rice Noodle Soup

I don’t really buy into the whole Valentine’s Day thing – all the pressure to buy $4 greeting cards and overpriced five course dinners and other useless stuff, so today the huz and I did something that was more our style. With that said, the huz did surprise me with some roses and such when I got home from work tonight. Red heart


Yeah, this guy.


Tonight we cooked dinner. Notice I said WE! We rarely, rarely step foot in the kitchen together cook anything together, so in light of the holiday, I thought it’d be a fun idea. The huz was in charge of the pot stickers (frozen and then pan-fried) and was my soup-making assistant. We were both excited to try this recipe I found for Asian Rice Noodle and Shrimp Soup from It had lots of yummy and healthy ingredients:

  • shitake mushrooms
  • scallions
  • shredded carrot
  • ginger root
  • lime juice
  • vegetable broth
  • thin rice noodles
  • toasted sesame oil (a favorite of mine!)
  • soy sauce
  • shrimpies!!
  • cilantro (a meager squirt from the tube since we both tolerate it only in small doses)


After tasting the soup, we both amped up the heat level by adding a healthy few dashes of Sriracha.


The soup was served atop a bed of thin rice noodles. It was yummy and a nice change from my typical soup recipes.


Asian Shrimp and Rice Noodle Soup Rating: 8/10

Click here for the original recipe.

Then we definitely spent a large chunk of our evening watching Free Willy on Instant Netflix. Smile

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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