Toasted-Coconut Shrimp & Noodle Bowls


The key to getting these noodle bowls ready in a jiff is prepping all your ingredients and having them ready to go by the stove. Once you start cooking, things move fast!

Toasted Coconut Shrimp & Noodle Bowls
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 ounces vermicelli rice noodles, preferably brown rice

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (31-40 count)

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce, divided (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam

  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 8 ounces snow peas, trimmed

  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Divide among 4 bowls.

  2. Meanwhile, stir shrimp with 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce) and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Set by the stove. Whisk broth, jam, chile-garlic sauce, sesame oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce) in a small bowl; set by the stove.

  3. Add coconut and 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil to a large skillet or wok and cook over medium-low heat until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  4. Wipe out the pan. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil and heat over high heat until shimmering. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink on both sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  5. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil, bell pepper and snow peas to the pan and cook until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broth mixture and the shrimp; cook until well glazed, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the mixture among the bowls with the noodles. Top with the coconut and garnish with cilantro.


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
20g Fat
65g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 1094IU 22%
Sodium 771mg 34%
Potassium 396mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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