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Spicy Tomato and Leek Shrimp with Hokkien Noodles

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Spicy Tomato and Leek Shrimp with Hokkien Noodles


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 7-9 minutes


  • 500 g (1 lb) Hokkien noodles (wheat noodles, can be bought from Asian stores)
  • cup dry white wine
  • One tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • One tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • Two teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Three large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • Two tablespoons tomato paste
  • One small green bell pepper (capsimum), seeded and diced
  • One leek, white part only, washed and sliced
  • Two cloves garlic, crushed
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 kg (2 lb) uncooked jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined


  1. Place the shrimp in a large bamboo steamer or steamer basket.
  2. In a large saucepan heat olive oil, saute garlic and leek for 2-3 minutes without browning.
  3. Add tomato paste and pepper, cook for 2-3 minutes until paste starts to darken and becomes aromatic.
  4. Add vinegar, basil, oregano, tomatoes and wine.
  5. Put the steamer over pan and steam for 3-6 minutes until shrimp turn pink.
  6. Remove shrimp from heat and continue to simmer the sauce.
  7. Cover noodles with hot water for about 1-2 minutes. Drain and separate using a fork.
  8. Place the noodles in a large bowl. Stir in shrimp and sauce.
  9. Serve immediately with a good red wine.


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