Snake Alley noodles

In a movie, who was it that said: “I hate snakes”? That’s right, Indiana Jones. But, he would be first in line at the dinner table for this adventuresome dish. So set aside your whip and get cracking on this treasure!


The Shopping List

  • ¾ pound uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ pound cooked baby shrimp (or more)
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes

Let’s cook!

Cook pasta according to package directions Drain, keep warm, and set aside. Combine the soy sauce, Sherry, cornstarch, and 1 cup water and set aside. Brown the ground pork with ginger, garlic, and red pepper in a large skillet (or wok) over a medium heat until the pork is cooked thoroughly. Add chopped green onions with tops and stir-fry for about one minute more. Add the soy sauce mixture. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens slightly. Stir in the shrimp and heat through. pour over the noodles and toss to combine. Makes four to six servings.


Serving Suggestions / Presentation

Serve with a garden salad, garlic bread, and a good wine.

Change it up…sometimes you may want to substitute

This dish lends itself to a lot of yummy possibilities. Use less red pepper if you like your food tamer.

Use ground turkey or beef in place of pork. Or try a different kind of seafood such as scallops or calamari (which goes nicely with the pork). Try a different kind of pasta or use it over rice. Get crazy. Let your inner snake loose.


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