Asian Noodles with Shrimp, Garlic, and Pecans

Menu Part: 
Soup
Cuisine Type: 
Asian
Serves: 
8

Pecans are a versatile, crunchy, golden-brown gem when added to your recipes. This Asian-style soup can be served warm or chilled as the perfect addition to a summer lunch menu.

Ingredients

8-9 oz. Asian buckwheat noodles (soba)
1⁄2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1⁄4 cup mirin
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dark sesame oil
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
1⁄2 cup chopped Georgia pecans
2 cups sliced red onion
2 1⁄2 cups julienned yellow squash
2 1⁄2 cups juliennedzucchini
1⁄4 cup minced parsley

Steps

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles; stir and cook for 4-5 min. or until done. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside in large mixing bowl.

2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.

3. Heat sesame oil and vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp for 3-4 min. or until bright pink and cooked through. Add shrimp to noodles.

4. Add ginger, garlic, and pecans to pan and sauté over medium-high heat for 15 sec.; add to shrimp and noodle mixture. Add onions to pan and cook 1 min.; add to shrimp and noodles. Add yellow squash and zucchini to pan and stir-fry until crisp and tender, about 2 min. Add to noodle mixture.

5. Drizzle soy sauce over noodle mixture and garnish with minced parsley and serve, or chill and serve cold.

More From FoodService Director

Ideas and Innovation
employees generation multicultural

We are no longer short staffed, ever. On a given day, missing two team members from a team of 50 would leave us 96% staffed. The actual choice of wording places a positive emphasis on those that did come to serve our guests and patients. We no longer use the phrase “short staffed”; this is a game-changer when we are challenging ourselves as culture facilitators or leaders.

Ideas and Innovation
food symbols allergens

To make safe food as accessible as possible for our guests with allergies, we are creating an allergen-friendly kitchen this summer. Students and community members will be able to use our mobile app to place orders for allergen-friendly food and pick them up at the central kitchen. The kitchen will also produce grab-and-go options that will be distributed across campus.

Ideas and Innovation
construction plans drawing tools calculator

When revamping an old cafeteria or building a new retail spot, the design process can feel like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle: What needs to fit in the space, and what’s the most efficient flow for staffers, cooks, diners and more?

Cathy Estes, administrative director of nutrition services at four northern Indiana hospitals that are part of the Franciscan Health network, faced the creation of a new in-house dining program at Franciscan’s Munster hospital. Amid all the big plans, design was one of the largest undertakings.

“I was looking at 5,000 square feet on a...

Ideas and Innovation
amazon prime delivery

About 90% of our students receive financial assistance and participate in our free and reduced-price meal program. But a number of students in our district study remotely due to circumstances such as chronic illness. In January, we hired a driver to deliver meals to students who aren’t able to step into our cafeteria each day.

FSD Resources