National Noodle Day

October 6, 2013 6:38:09 AM PDT
National Noodle Day is celebrated Sunday, October 6. And the Chicago Marathon is being run on Sunday October 13. Those two events may not seem to be related, unless you already know that runners use noodles as fuel.

David Rill is Marketing Training Manager with Noodles & Company (LINK: He joined us in the studio to explain how runners can fuel up with Bangkok Curry with Shrimp. And he demonstrated how to make the dish at home.


Bangkok Curry with Shrimp
1 cup broccoli (cut into florets)
1 cup carrots (julienne cut)
1/2 cup scallions (cut on the bias)
1/2 cup red peppers (julienne cut)
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 T fresh ginger (peeled & chopped)
1 T Thai curry paste (red or green)
1 T canola oil
1 can "Lite" coconut milk (from your favorite Asian market)
1 T sweet soy sauce (from your favorite Asian market)
1/2 cup sweet Chile sauce (from your favorite Asian market)
1 t black sesame seeds (from your favorite Asian market)
24 shrimp (16-20 peeled & de-veined)
1 lb rice noodles (from your favorite Asian market)

1. Soak noodles in lukewarm water for 30 minutes. Drain and cool in ice water. Drain, let rest & toss with oil.
2. Blanch broccoli & carrots in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, cool down in ice water, drain and set aside.
3. Place large sauté pan over high heat. Add canola oil and sautéed mushrooms until lightly golden.
4. Add shrimp, coconut milk and Thai curry paste.
5. Add carrots, broccoli, peppers, scallions, ginger, sweet Chile sauce, sweet soy, and noodles to pan in that order.
6. Toss once or twice to coat all ingredients well with sauce.
7. Place on platter and sprinkle with black sesame seeds