I like to eat different starch like rice, noodles, bread, tortilla, potato… So I always switch and mix. We had rice last night, so I decided to not to serve rice for lunch, and I looked around kitchen… and I was like, “Ummmmm…” then I was like, “Hmmmm….” and then I was like, “Nothing to cook for lunch?”
I haven’t gone for grocery shopping for awhile, so I didn’t have whole lot of ingredients to cook for lunch.
I had some leftover vegetables(like onion, carrot and cabbage), frozen shrimp which is only one kind of protein I had. I really need to go to a grocery very soon!!! I just didn’t have a time to go?! I’m a house wife and I’m freaking busy! lol I hope all the house wives are like me. lol
Anyways, I had to cook something with shrimp.
I have fresh basil in my garden, I have parmesan, lemon and cream.. so I thought, “Creamy shrimp pasta!”
But no pasta in my pantry. Fail. lol
I guess I could made with any other million kinds of noodles I had… lol
But then I saw this Sempio’s sauce in the pantry, I was like “Oh, somyeon and spicy seafood! One of my favorite!”
Now, I’ve got a game lunch plan.
This is the sauce package looks like.
It is actually sauce for octopus or squid, but I thought it would work with shrimp.
I mean, it better work with shrimp, that’s my game lunch plan!
I used the vegetable I pretty much have all the time, onion, cabbage and carrot. I also used green onion at the end. If you love to cook Asian food at home, those are the very common and basic vegetables.
I stir-fried my vegetables (onion, cabbage and carrot)first with 1/4 of the package of sauce, because it takes longer time to cook then the shrimp. Then I added shirmp and another 1/4 of the package of sauce. So total I used 1/2 of the package. I kept leftover sauce in my refrigerator, hopefully it is good until I use it again.
When shrimp cooked all the way through, I added sliced green onion for color and freshness. And you are done!
You can serve with rice, of course! or with noodles like I did today.
While I was cooking the vegetables and shrimp, I cooked somyeon(Somen).
Korean somyeon is pretty much same thing with Japanese somen.
So don’t be confused, get either one. haha We just pronounce different way.
I put somyeon first on to the dish, then pour the stir-fried vegetables and shrimp over the top. I sprinkled with sesame seeds and sesame oil for finishing touch, which is I love to do with Korean cuisine.
So, final product, here you have it!
It was so spicy, flavorful and delicious!
Shrimp worked well as octopus or squid! I love octopus and squid, but if you don’t like them some reason, try exact same sauce with shrimp. It works totally fine and it is delicious!
I hope you liked my idea and I will post a new post of my last trip of Las Vegas tomorrow, if I’m lucky. Because I will be working at the chapel all day tomorrow.
Good luck everybody and talk to you later!