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When my hubby works late, I oftentimes try to find ways to incorporate ingredients he is usually not a fan of into small meals for myself. He usually doesn’t like “weird non-meat” products or “fake wannabe food”. I, however, usually eat a non-meat diet and I love to experiment. My sister recently told me about these black bean noodles. I picked up a pack and he immediately labeled them “food to eat when I am not here”. Well, one night he was working late, and I was craving roasted vegetables and shrimp. I also decided to also try some of these noodles.

First, I boiled and drained the black bean noodles. This brand makes 4  different kinds of gluten-free noodles. They are all equally as creative. My local grocery store (Wegman’s) sells all of the flavors. I am looking forward to trying more.

I mixed the noodles right away with oil, soy sauce and black sesame seeds. Then, I let it chill in the fridge (I chose to eat the noodles cold, but just make the adjustments in your prep if you would like the warm noodles).

Next, I used up some of the veggies in the drawer: onions, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. I quartered the onions. I laid them out on foil on a baking pan, spread some olive oil on with a baking brush and sprinkled them with salt and pepper. When the vegetables were partially cooked, I added the shrimp to the pan and put the pan back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Then, I roasted everything till crispy at 425 (45-50 minutes total).

While it doesn’t seem like an obvious pairing, this creative plate was delicious. It was also really easy to just make the quantity that I needed to fill one plate.


Print Recipe
Roasted Shrimp and Veggies with Black Bean Noodles
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10-20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
1 person
Ingredients
  • 1 small handful black bean noodles
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds (regular sesame seeds will do, too)
  • 4-5 stalks asperagus
  • 5+ cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 onions
  • 4-6 shrimp (frozen or fresh)
  • salt (season to taste)
  • pepper (season to taste)
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10-20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
1 person
Ingredients
  • 1 small handful black bean noodles
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds (regular sesame seeds will do, too)
  • 4-5 stalks asperagus
  • 5+ cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 onions
  • 4-6 shrimp (frozen or fresh)
  • salt (season to taste)
  • pepper (season to taste)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425.
  2. Boil the noodles as per the directions on the package.
  3. After draining the noodles, mix immediately with olive oile, soy sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place in the friedge to chill.
  4. Wash the vegetables.
  5. Quarter the onions.
  6. Place the vegetables (only) on a piece of foil on a baking pan.
  7. Brush the vegetables with olive oil. Then, salt and pepper.
  8. Place the pan in the oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Rinse the shrimp. If frozen, run under water for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Take the pan out of the oven and add the shrimp. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  11. Place the pan back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  12. Take the pan out of the oven and arrange on one side of a plate. Take the noodles out of the fridge and arrange on another side of the plate.