Rice Noodles, Shrimps & Herb Sauce

This recipe is one of my cuisine’s great classics, while I improve the sauce every time I make it. I’ve chosen shrimps and lots of different herbs, I love mixing smells and tastes. You can replace the shrimps by fish or thinly sliced meat…trust your imagination ! You need a number of asian ingredients to make the sauce, I advise you to by them all together so you can have them for good in your kitchen closet, I do use them often. I’ll write a post soon to give you that full precise pantry list.Ingredients:

  • 8 large shrimps, peeled and cleaned
  • 2 lrage handful rice noodles
  • 1 large handful mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 large handful cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 handful chives, snipped
  • 1 large handful peanuts, crushed

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp sesame sauce
  • 1 tbsp nuoc-mâm
  • grated fresh ginger (the size of a thumb)
  • the juice of one lime and its zest
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (add one more if you think your sauce is too salty)


  1. Prepare the sauce, mixing all the ingredients
  2. Cook the noodles following the instructions on the package. Drain them
  3. Place them in bowls, top with shrimps, herbes, peanut and pour the sauce
  4. Serve quickly to eat warm