Year Of The Rabbit Shrimp And Buckwheat Noodles

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Recipe: #39950

December 29, 2022

"Shrimp bring happiness ,(I know that's right I'm always happy eating shrimp)"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (331.3 g)
  • Calories 442.9
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 178.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1376.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.1 g
  • Protein - 29.7 g
  • Calcium - 400.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of water with a steamer basket to a boil.

Step 2

Put the snow peas in the basket, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add the shrimp directly to the saucepan of water and return to a boil; cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Fish out then plunge the shrimp into a bowl of ice water to cool.

Step 5

Add buckwheat noodles to boiling water

Step 6

Cook until done

Step 7


Step 8

Remove the basket and transfer the snow peas to a bowl of ice water with the shrimp to cool.

Step 9

Drain and pat dry.

Step 10

Or leave everything whole

Step 11

Slice each shrimp in half lengthwise.

Step 12

Cut the snow peas diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces, discarding the ends.

Step 13

In a large bowl, toss the shrimp, snow peas, radishes and scallions.

Step 14

In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, lemon juice,both oils, the ginger and 1/4 teaspoon salt. ,(Season to taste)

Step 15

Toss with the salad right before serving; top with

Step 16

Warm sesame seeds

Step 17

Add to top of buckwheat noodles


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose fresh shrimp with firm texture and no smell for best results.
  • Look for buckwheat noodles that are labeled "gluten-free" for those with gluten sensitivities.

  • Substitute shrimp for tofu: Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein and provides a vegan alternative for the recipe. It is also lower in calories and fat than shrimp, making it a healthier option.
  • Substitute buckwheat noodles for soba noodles: Soba noodles are a traditional Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour. They are slightly heartier than buckwheat noodles and have a nutty flavor that pairs nicely with the other ingredients in the recipe.

Asian-Style Replace the snow peas with 1/2 cup of thinly sliced bok choy and replace the rice vinegar with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Omit the radishes, scallions and toasted sesame seeds and replace the toasted hot sesame oil with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.

Grilled Asparagus with Garlic and Lemon - This simple side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Year of the Rabbit Shrimp and Buckwheat Noodles. The grilled asparagus is lightly flavored with garlic and lemon, adding a delicious contrast to the noodles and shrimp. Plus, it's a great way to add some extra veggies to your meal!

Stir-Fried Bok Choy: This simple stir-fry makes a great accompaniment to the Year of the Rabbit Shrimp and Buckwheat Noodles. The crunchy bok choy is stir-fried with garlic and ginger for a delicious flavor, and it adds some extra veggies to the meal. Plus, the quick cooking time makes it a great addition to any weeknight dinner!


Q: How do I prepare the buckwheat noodles?

A: To prepare the buckwheat noodles, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and add the buckwheat noodles. Cook until done, drain, and serve with the shrimp and snow peas salad.

Q: What is the best way to season buckwheat noodles?

A: To season buckwheat noodles, add a few tablespoons of olive oil and some salt to the boiling water before adding the noodles. For additional flavor, add garlic, ginger, and other herbs and spices to the cooked noodles.

1 Reviews


This is an interesting and very good salad. The only sub I made was using green beans instead of chicken peas. Delicious!


review by:
(22 Jan 2023)

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Fun facts:

The buckwheat noodles used in this recipe are a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine. In Japan, buckwheat noodles are known as soba, and they are often served cold during summer months. Soba is also a popular dish for celebrating the new year, known as Toshikoshi Soba.

The traditional Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year, and 2021 is the Year of the Rabbit. This recipe is a great way to celebrate the new year and bring luck to the upcoming year.