|Somen Noodles With Shrimp
16 raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 shiitake mushrooms, finely sliced
1/4 white or green cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
2 bundles of somen noodles
6 shiso leaves, shredded
4 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp usukuchi shoyu (Japanese light soy sauce)
1. To make the dressing, mix 3 tablespoons of the oil and all the remaining dressing ingredients together, with salt to taste, in a nonmetallic bowl.
2. Preheat a wok over high heat. Add the remaining oil and heat until very hot. Add the shrimp and cook, tossing occasionally, until they have turned pink.
3. Add the mushrooms to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the cabbage and carrot and toss together. Remove from the heat and let cool.
4. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, then drain. Put in a large bowl with the shrimp mixture. Add the dressing and toss wel.. Sprinkle with the shiso leaves and serve.