Posted by: SV | July 22, 2010

Shrimp Omelette Noodle

Shrimp Omelette Noodle, originally uploaded by simpleviet.

This is Mom’s creation, rice noodles with shrimp omelette.  Squate pieces of the omelette are placed on a bed of noodles and fresh greens.   Sweet fish sauce is drizzled on top.  Very similar to how you would serve grilled porkchops and eggrolls as a meal.

Tip:  Don’t over grind the shrimp.  Pulse grind the shrimp in a food processor until there are small chunks of shrimps.

Shrimp Omelette with Rice Noodles

(Serves 4)

  • ½ pound shrimp, coarsely ground
  • 6 eggs
  • Crushed black pepper
  • 2 tsp of fish sauce, depending on taste
  • 1 tbsp oil

1.      Break the eggs into a bowl and add to this the coarsely ground shrimp.  Season with black pepper and fish sauce.  Whisk to incorporate the ingredients.

2.     Heat 10 inch skillet over medium-high heat and add oil.  When the oil is hot, pour the omelette mixture into the skillet.

3.      As soon as the edges start to curl up, gently lift up with spatula or chopsticks to allow liquid to run underneath the omelette.  Continue doing this all the way around the skillet.  Cook omelette until the top is only a little wet and the bottom is golden brown.  Flip the omelette and adjust heat to medium low.

4.      Cook omelette until the both sides are golden brown and thoroughly cooked through.

5.      Cut the omelette into squares and serve over a bed of noodles and mixed greens.  Drizzle sweet fish sauce.

Sweet Fish Sauce

  • 2 small clove of garlic
  • 1 fresh Thai chili (or ¼ tsp of hot chili peppers flakes)
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice with pulp
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp shredded carrots for garnish

Next, make the sweet fish sauce to drizzle over the noodles.  Either finely chop garlic and pepper OR use a mortar and pestle to smash garlic and hot pepper.  If you are using pepper flakes, no need to smash.  Place the chopped or smashed garlic and pepper into a small bowl then add the rest of the ingredients for the dressing.  Stir well until sugar dissolves.  If the sauce is not quite sweet enough add a bit more sugar.  If the sauce is too sweet and not tangy enough for your taste, add some more lime juice to cut the sugar.

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