Stir-Fried Shrimp & Fideos

Aired September 24, 2007

1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1 pound fideos or very thin egg noodles
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled and de-veined, coarsely chopped
1 large or 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 bunch scallions, chopped
4 large cloves garlic, chopped or grated
2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce, to taste
1/3 cup dry sherry
1 tablespoon hot sauce, to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (a couple of handfuls) flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Place a small skillet over medium heat and add the almonds. Stir frequently and cook until you start to smell them, about 3-4 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Once at a boil, add the noodles and cook them just a couple of minutes, to al dente, and drain.

While the water is close to coming to a boil, heat EVOO in large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil ripples, add shrimp and cook for about 1 minute. Add peppers, scallions and garlic, and cook about 3 minutes more.

Add the cooked egg noodles to the pan, the soy sauce, sherry and hot sauce and toss everything well to combine. Cook a couple of minutes then season with salt and pepper. To serve, top each serving with some of the toasted nuts and chopped parsley.

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