One-Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls

So have you heard about this one-pan pasta craze?

One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks

This one-pan pasta cray cray craze?

WHY did I just do that. I’ve been doing so well.

One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks  One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks

I first saw it on one of Martha’s 15 billion cooking shows. Then after that I started seeing it on 17 trillion blogs. Then after that I started seeing it in my sleep. Then after that I started seeing it in the clouds. Then after that I started seeing in the ceiling designs. Then after that I started seeing a therapist.

One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks

So I made my own version. A Thai version. Kind of. Even though there’s no Thai curry paste in it. But you should add some! I had planned on adding some but then World War Three happened in one of my babies’ diapers, so I had to gear up and head to the front lines.

I have yet to recover.

Are you mad that I keep talking about dirty diapers above and below photos of silky noodles? Is this a deal breaker for us? It’s not like I’m describing what’s IN the diap – okay I’m getting the wrap-it-up red light from the back.

One-pan. Creamy coconut noodles. Seared shrimp. Your entire face.

One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks

And go.

One-Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls:

What it took for 2 HUGE bowls. Or 4 smaller ones. Or whatever:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* 1 pound extra-large shrimp; thawed, peeled and deveined
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 Tbs. freshly minced ginger
* 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
* 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
* 2 cups fish stock (or seafood, or chicken, whatevs)
* 7 oz (half a box) pad Thai noodles
* 1 tsp fish sauce
* 2 tsp sriracha sauce
* 1 cup cilantro leaves (plus more for garnish)
* 2 scallions, diced
* 1 lime (or more!)

Heat the oils in a large straight-sided pan over medium-high. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and sear on both sides until you get a nice sear, about 5 minutes total. Remove from pan and set aside.

Back in the pan, add more oil if needed and toss in the garlic, ginger and bell pepper. Sauté for one minute, then add the coconut milk, stock, noodles, fish sauce, sriracha sauce, cilantro and scallions. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until noodles cook through, about 5 minutes.

Take off the heat and add a few big squeezes of lime juice. Now taste that. UGH. Need anything? Add a little salt if you want. More lime juice? Yes.

Stir the shrimp back in and toss to combine.

Serve with more cilantro on top!

One Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls / Bev Cooks

Dirty diapers sold separately.

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87 Responses to One-Pan Coconut Shrimp Noodle Bowls

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 11, 2014 at 8:43 am #
    I can not believe I've never done this!!!!! I have everything on hand except coconut milk...I want to dive into this!!!
  2. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes February 11, 2014 at 8:45 am #
    one-pan ANYTHING is my kind of thing.... aka: lazy clean up is where this girrrls priorities are at! oh and thai pasta. I really love that this is thai pasta.
  3. DessertForTwo February 11, 2014 at 8:50 am #
    Of all the umpteen billion versions I've seen of this dish, you made it the classiest. You rock! :) Need a babysitter?
  4. cassie February 11, 2014 at 9:03 am #
    Freaking genius. I'm drooling!
  5. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons February 11, 2014 at 9:06 am #
    You had me at one pan! I have been pulling my hair out trying to simplify my favorite dishes so I can actually have time to eat after cooking [ahhhh babies!] and this is perfection!
  6. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps February 11, 2014 at 9:46 am #
    OK, I've been wanting to try this one pot craze, but haven't. Because I'm lazy, and maybe a little scared. Why? Don't know, but must try. Gorrggeous!
  7. Jenn February 11, 2014 at 9:51 am #
    Do you think it would work with light coconut milk? I'm currently doing Weight Watchers. It looks AMAZING! Thanks!!
    • Bev Weidner February 11, 2014 at 10:19 am #
      Light coconut milk would be JUST fine!
    • vicki February 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm #
      You are so bloody funny ! I will be dreaming about this now until I make it !
  8. Heather @ French Press February 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #
    that looks freaking amazing
  9. Bri-Bites of Bri February 11, 2014 at 11:20 am #
    I cannot wait to try this. I love Thai, one pot wonders, and cozy meals.
  10. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health February 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm #
    this is just just made one of my favorite dinner, only easier :)
  11. kelly @ livelovepasta February 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm #
  12. Brie @ Entrée the Giant February 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm #
    Damn you, Bev. I just wrote out my food shopping list and now I have to rewrite it to add this in. #goodproblemtohave
  13. Heather Christo February 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm #
    that one spot pasta of Martha's haunts my dreams too Bev! I think the fact that you did this Asian version is sheer brilliance. Love everything about it and want it for lunch today.
  14. Courtney @ Neighborfood February 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm #
    This. is. awesome. I've been seeing that pasta everywhere too. I used to give it the raised eyebrow, but now I'm starting to think it's totally legit. And I need to make, now.
  15. Jenn @ Cakes, Cookies, and Pie Oh My! February 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm #
    This recipe looks super delicious. Can't wait to try it!
  16. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm #
    I was thinking about it the other night: all of my meals have been "one pan" or "one pot" for SO long now that I don't even remember the last time we had separate dishes. Crazy. Literally. This may have to be my next conquered pan. Yum.
  17. nicole b. February 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm #
    This is all that I want. In life. Thank you.
  18. Megan {Country Cleaver} February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm #
    My Thai food binge is in over drive!!!
  19. Emily @ Life on Food February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm #
    This dish looks fantastic. You cannot beat a one pan dinner. Plus those flavors and shrimp. A winner for sure.
  20. Averie @ Averie Cooks February 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm #
    Beautiful, Bev! Pinned! :)
  21. Tieghan February 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm #
    Thai one pot!! Yes! This is genius and gorgeous!
  22. Erin | The Law Student's Wife February 12, 2014 at 9:37 am #
    Hello gorgeous noodle bowl. I would like you to meet my face! Seriously Bev, I love the flavors in here (with or without the curry paste!)
  23. Lisa [With Style & Grace] February 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm #
    i'm totally making this for my family!!
  24. Lisa February 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm #
    Love it!! So waaarrrmmimg.
  25. Carrie February 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm #
    Bev. You are a mad scientist genius. First you create beautiful angel baby twins, and now this. I made it immediately as I am currently OBSESSED with Thai flavors. I threw in some cubed sweet potato chunks because that's my other weakness. Also, I'm glad your sweetie babies haven't stolen your quirk. You're going to be the most fun mom
  26. Dhruv Bhagat February 13, 2014 at 6:26 am #
    Hey Bev! You are amazing! I haven't imagined cooking this recipe in my dreams.. My sister loves noodle and pasta! This would be an ultimate treat on her birthday which is on 15th Feb :D Thank you :)
  27. Kevin @ Closet Cooking February 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm #
    This sounds so good!
  28. movita beaucoup February 14, 2014 at 6:40 am #
    WAIT. I thought the term "one-pan" meant: one person should eat the whole pan by herself. I reluctantly stand corrected.
  29. Meredith February 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm #
    So gorgeous!!
  30. michele nicastro February 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm #
    oh. em. gee. this turned out AWESOME!!!! i used thai ginger broth (new from swanson!) and added extra sriracha (cause its sriracha) and i omitted the yellow pepper because i didnt have any. this could be one of the best recipes ive ever made, and it was so simple. thank you for sharing, i will be making this regularly!!
  31. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm #
    This was so incredibly delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.
  32. Lisa February 20, 2014 at 5:57 am #
    No, food and diaper talk don't fit. Sorry.
  33. Denisse @Le Petit Chef February 20, 2014 at 11:46 am #
    Yum, this looks soooo good! I am seriously craving a giant bowl of noodles right now. For breakfast. Is that bad?
  34. Nutmeg Nanny February 23, 2014 at 9:29 am #
    I can't wait to try this dish, simple enough and I know the husband will chow down on it!
  35. Mamie February 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm #
    I just made this for dinner. Good gracious, it was delicious! We all loved it. This is one of my favorite recipes of all time.
  36. carlita March 1, 2014 at 11:22 am #
    could you do this with rice noodles?
    • Bev Weidner March 2, 2014 at 9:10 am #
      Oh absolutely! Rice noodles are what I used. Thai rice noodles. I'll update my recipe to be more clear!
  37. Samantha March 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm #
    Oh. My. Goshhhhh. This is amazing. So many flavors and depths.
  38. Jesse March 5, 2014 at 11:53 am #
    Made this last night and I'm still dreaming about it. You're too smart for your britches.
  39. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine March 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm #
    Two things: I want this pasta and I love the peek into life with twins. You make it seem pretty darn fun(ny).
  40. Kellymo April 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm #
    Yow - that was mighty tasty. Think we may try it with chicken too!
  41. Lynda April 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm #
    I'm a nurse, so I regularly mix cooking, eating, and any/every other verb with talk of poop, diapers (the adult variety - even grosser than the baby variety), gaping wounds, bloody injuries, or any other gross topic you can think of. Completely normal... deal breaker? I think NOT... it's a deal MAKER! Seriously though, thanks for the recipe. I will give it a go (my way of course... I'm not one to follow a recipe to the letter!) It looks delish :)
  42. Lisa P June 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm #
    Sounds delicious, the pasta not the diapers! Not too dissimilar to a laksa... I'm pinning it so I can find it easy, when I want to make it. And I definitely want to make it! Thanks for blogging it. :-)
  43. opiniones de la cetona de frambuesa August 16, 2014 at 9:09 am #
    Muchas gracias por escribirnos post como este!
  44. Mrs. Gamgee September 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm #
    Thanks so much for this recipe. Stumbled across it on Pinterest. I've made it now a few times and it's so easy and tasty... I've made it with chicken (great way to use up left over shredded chicken too) and shrimp. My wee-lings (3 & 2 years old) love it too and are always excited for 'coconut noodles'
  45. Nikki O. October 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm #
    Stumbled across this on Pinterest, and fell in love! This is soooooooo good! I've already made it twice, and I'm definitely coming back for more! I think coconut & lime is my new flavor combo, and this dish is so light and flavorful; yet filling & satisfying! This one's a keeper!!!
  46. Sandy December 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm #
    Recipe, yum. Diaper talk, blech. I wish I could unread that. Ick, ick, ick.
  47. Shannon January 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm #
    So yummy and flavorful! Followed per the recipe except I used sugar snap peas instead of bell pepper and tamari sauce instead of fish sauce. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!
  48. Emily R. February 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm #
    Utterly unrelated, but I don't have anyone else to discuss this show with: Midsomer Murders - S9 E6, when they make John Nettles say, "What about his buttocks?" I die. :D
  49. Karishma April 17, 2015 at 11:43 am #
    Hi, once i'm ready to remove from heat, should there be no liquid left or do i have to drain the noodles?
    • Bev Weidner April 17, 2015 at 11:50 am #
      No draining! There should be a little sauce in it, but the noodles will have soaked up most of the goodness. Let me know how it works!
      • Karishma April 20, 2015 at 8:27 am #
        thanks! i tried this over the weekend and it was AMAZING!!!! super easy and super tasty! thanks for sharing!
  50. april June 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm #
    i just used this recipe. my computer is literally on the kitchen counter. SO DELICIOUS!
  51. flgirl June 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm #
    Like others who posted before me, this was amazing! Easy, simple, delish! Make it! 5 stars!
  52. TerryS July 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm #
    This was so good! I've been waiting for a good recipe to use for my can of coconut milk and this was if! Only changes I made to this were a little less shrimp since it was only for two people (3/4 Lb ), less chicken stock (1 cup) , I didn't have a bell pepper so used a small purple hot pepper, and more pasta ( added some nests of regular carrot pasta in with the pad Thai pasta). And I still have some leftovers for a lunch! FYI, some old Siracha sauce made this really spicy!
  53. India Blow July 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm #
    i love your writing style! And the recipe sounds yummy too! I will have to make it soon! Thanks so much for sharing!
  54. Brodie Gerrard-Gough November 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm #
    So made this tonight, comments, grill or sauté the shrimp but do not add to the sauce, shrimp only need a short cook and when over done they get tough, so cook them about 90 seconds a side and add them at the end.. had enough sauce for two meals, which was good because the sauce was good and will do another meal. Yes i know it is not purely a one pot mean, but the end product it the point. did add some red curry paste.
  55. Liana February 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm #
    I am a new cook and have not been able to conquer a single meal yet. After a few weeks on my Pinterest board, I tried this recipe wasn't terrible! This is a major feat for me. Thanks for this delicious recipe. Made my night.
  56. Anonymous March 12, 2016 at 9:11 pm #
    You could had left out the whole dirty diper thing out
  57. M February 28, 2021 at 7:12 pm #
    This dish was Not a hit in our house tonight. The starch cooking out of the noodles added a slime to the sauce that was unappetizing. Flavors didn't come together. Maybe red curry paste instead of siracha and cook noodles separately? Dunno. 3 out of the 4 of us ate the shrimp, dumped the rest and ate leftovers instead. Going on my Pinterest fail list. :(


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