To be totally honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this recipe. I went from Ooh Mango! to Hmmm, too sweet, to Ick, too much vinegar, to Yum, nice and spicy! and then round and round and on top of that, I'm not quite sure how to keep my glass noodles clump free; mine were just a wet nest of noodle for the most part. But, the mango, pepper, scallion, basil, lime juice (my addition) and shrimp were all very fresh and bright and flavorful...it just didn't work for me overall. For such an easy, simple dish there was too much going on, I think.
At least it was pretty...
- 1 lb shrimp, cleaned
- 1-2 mangoes, diced
- juice of one lime
- 4 scallions, finely chopped crosswise
- 1 Serrano pepper, minced (no seeds)
- 1 handful basil, coarsely chopped
- 1 half package glass noodles (4 oz)
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oil in large skillet and saute shrimp until pink and cooked through. Set aside. Chop mango, scallion, pepper, basil and place in bowl, douse with lime juice. When cool, add shrimp. Place glass noodles in large bowl and cover with boiling water, 8 minutes. Drain in colander, rinse with cold water, drain, and then return to bowl. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved; add half to noodles and half to shrimp mixture. Plate noodles and pile shrimp and mango on top.