Shanghai Pasta

Belinda Loucks


I have yet to try this, but it sounds so very yummy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
20 Min


  • 8 oz
    dried spaghetti, fusilli or linguine
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    plum sauce
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    red chili paste (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    red and/or green sweet pepper cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 c
    fresh green beans, cut into 1" pieces or 1 cup pea pods trimmed
  • 12 oz
    fresh or thawed, frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2
    finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp
    sesame seeds, toasted

How to Make Shanghai Pasta


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl stir together soy sauce, plum sauce, sesame oil and if desired chili paste; set aside.
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a wok or large skillet, heat wok over medium-high heat. (Add more vegetable oil as necessary during cooking). Add sweet peppers and green beans cook and stir for 5 minutes. Push from the center of the wok. Add shrimp, garlic, ginger and black pepper into the center of the wok.
  3. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in sauce and pea pods (if using). Stir in cooked pasta; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with green onions and sesame seeds.

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About Shanghai Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtag: #shanghai

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