Foodie Friday: Thai Basil Shrimp with Rice Noodles

Thai Basil Shrimp with Rice Noodles

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Montana from Pretty Lil’ Mudder, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

So the goal of this week’s recipe was to make something all in one pot to keep things simple and easy peasy for those nights when things are complicated and crazy.  

Things honestly have been quite crazy at my house lately and I actually found myself making this dish yesterday in a huge rush so that I could snaps some pretty pictures of it before the sun went down.  

If you can’t tell from the photos, I really did just throw this together and it didn’t take too long to make.  I was actually in such a rush that I forgot to remove the shrimp tails but they added some color to the pictures so not all is lost 😉 Thai Basil Shrimp with Rice Noodles Thai Basil Shrimp with Rice Noodles Thai Basil Shrimp with Rice Noodles



  • 1-2 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 51-60 count defrosted, pre-cooked shrimp- tails removed
  • 2 red bell peppers, julienned 
  • 1 can lite coconut milk 
  • 1 tbsp low sodium & gluten free soy sauce
  • 1.5- 2 tbsp mirin rice wine
  • ground ginger (sprinkle)
  • garlic powder (sprinkle)
  • onion powder (sprinkle)
  • 4.4 oz of thin rice noodles (or half a package of Thai Kitchen Thin Rice Noodles)
  • 2 oz chiffonade of basil 
  • sesame seeds (sprinkle)
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  1. In a large wok, heat sesame oil and add in shrimp and peppers.  
  2. Add in coconut milk, soy sauce, mirin and seasonings and bring to a boil 
  3. Once boiling, remove from heat and add in rice noodles and stir into shrimp mixture.  
  4. While still hot, add in the basil.
  5. Remove from heat and plate.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy :) 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply January 9, 2015

That looks awesome and making me very hungry! Shrimp is one of my all-time favorites.
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Me too!!! I eat way too much of it :P

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 9, 2015

Yes yes yes and thrice yes. This is my kind of recipe! (not that your others aren't, obvs). I love Thai, I love basil, I love shrimp. YES
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    I am ALL about Thai food- I seriously eat a Thai recipe at least once a week!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply January 9, 2015

Ohh I make this all the time when not whole 30-ing it. It's a fun quick weekend night dinner that feels much more put together than say chicken nuggets (our other favorite weeknight meal) haha! Looks good, I like the new camera pictures!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Thanks- I am still learning with the camera but it's been fun to play with :) Loving all your Whole 30 recipes, I am definitely going to be giving them a try :)

Lauren @ Fun, Fit, and Fabulous!
Reply January 9, 2015

i absolutely love Thai food but I've never tried making it at home! I'll have to give this recipe a try!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Oh you definitely need too- I make Thai food at least once a week- it's pretty easy with the right ingredients :)

Reply January 9, 2015

This looks so delish! And is exactly along the lines of what I have been craving! I love shrimp and eat it out sometimes but keep kosher at home, which means no shellfish, though - I wonder how it would be with fish? Probably good too! Happy Friday!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    I think it would absolutely taste great with any kind of white fish! :) Happy Friday to you too!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 9, 2015

I am all about the noodle dishes at the moment. They are so quick and easy to make and like this one, can be really healthy too. Yum!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Me too!!! They really are so easy to make and like you said can be quite healthy with the right ingredients!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 9, 2015

OMG, this looks amazing...and could it be? I actually have every single ingredient in my house!! Making it this weekend! Thanks!!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    YAY! Happy I made something with ingredients you like (no mushrooms here ;) )- hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think :)

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply January 9, 2015

I make a Thai inspired recipe at least once a week too! This is the kind of recipe that's quick, easy and packs a great flavor profile.
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    So true! I just love Thai flavored anything! :)

Reply January 9, 2015

Since I can't eat shrimp (the tails do make it even prettier!), I'm gonna try this with chicken! :D Totally with you about hurrying to snap pictures before sundown, hahaha. Sometimes, whether or not I start making food for a recipe post is heavily influenced by how late in the day it already is. >_> The lights in my apartment can only do so much! :o
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    It would definitely taste great with chicken too! :) Isn't winter the worst for picture taking? Bring me my daylight back!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 9, 2015

My kids love meals like that and it looks super easy too! Thanks for sharing
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Yay! Glad it is something your kiddos would like- mine choose chicken instead last night, haha!

Reply January 9, 2015

Yes please! It looks so yummy :)
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Haha, thanks ;)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 9, 2015

You had me hooked at "Thai". And "basil"...and...okay, the whole thing looks delicious!!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Hahaha I'm a sucker for anything Thai too! :) Ps. I sent you a message about the designer's info, not sure if you got it or not? Facebook was being weird.

Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
Reply January 9, 2015

I love anything Thai! This looks delicious!
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    Reply January 9, 2015

    Thank you!!! I love anything Thai too :)

Reply January 10, 2015

This looks awesome. Does it make enough to feed a family
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Reply January 10, 2015

Of four... Lol sorry about that.

    Reply January 10, 2015

    Haha- no worries, I hit reply before I'm done typing all the time :P Yes, it does! The four of us ate it for dinner and there was enough, no problem! :)

jess meddows
Reply January 10, 2015

This is a fantastic recipe, Annmarie - quick, easy, nutritious, and tasty. We moved to Thailand a few months ago and I've become obsessed with sesame seeds in cooking since then. :)
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    Reply January 10, 2015

    Thanks so much!!! I've never been to Thailand but I would LOVE to!!! Sesame seeds are the best, I literally have been sprinkling them on everything too :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 11, 2015

looks delish! We eat a lot of shrimp and funny my hubby just picked up a new wok yesterday :) I can see this dish on the menu next week!
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    Reply January 11, 2015

    Haha that IS ironic! Let me know what you think- hope you enjoy! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 11, 2015

Yum!!! I am going to try this soon!
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    Reply January 12, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy! :)

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