Lemongrass Shrimp & Noodle Bowl

Inspired by bun, the Vietnamese rice noodle salad, we created a spicy, tangy sauce made with lime juice, fish sauce, chile and garlic to marinate the shrimp and to drizzle over this dish.

Lemongrass Shrimp & Noodle Bowl
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1 Thai bird chile or jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-30 per pound)

  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 6 ounces vermicelli rice noodles

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 4 cups chopped green-leaf lettuce

  • 2 cups julienned carrots

  • 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber

  • Chopped fresh mint & unsalted peanuts for garnish


  1. Whisk water, lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar and chile (or jalapeño) in a medium bowl. Transfer half to a small bowl and set aside. Add shrimp, lemongrass and garlic to the medium bowl and stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until chilled.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp with the marinade and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 4 minutes.

  4. Divide lettuce, the noodles, carrots and cucumber among 4 bowls. Using a slotted spoon, divide the shrimp among the bowls. Whisk the liquid remaining in the pan into the reserved sauce. Drizzle over the bowls. Garnish with mint and peanuts and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
5g Fat
51g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. shrimp, 1 3/4 cups vegetables & 1 cup noodles
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 13455IU 269%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 35mcg 9%
Vitamin K 66mcg 55%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 73mg 17%
Potassium 698mg 15%
Zinc 2mg 18%

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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