Shrimp “Pho-like”

I made shrimp pho (pronounced fuh) for the first time and it was YUMMY, thanks to a few (yes, a few) recipes I found on Pinterest!  I had a couple of friends ask me to share the recipe, so I decided to share it on the blog.


Let’s get started…


  • 1 lb large shrimp, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons green onion
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz. rice noodles
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

I know it seems like a lot, but I had most of these ingredients already, hence the reason I combined a few recipes! All I needed was the shrimp and produce. And let’s be honest, the only ingredients I measured was the sesame oil and fish oil because a little goes a long way!





  • Cook rice noodles (aldente) according to package instructions and set aside. (You probably won’t need the entire pack. Use your discretion).
  • Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot.
  • Add garlic, green onions, and jalapeno. Saute one to two minutes, enough to sweat and wake up the flavors.
  • Next, add the chicken stock, fish sauce and sesame oil. Bring to a slight boil.
  • Stir in shrimp and mushrooms. Simmer until shrimp done and mushrooms tender.
  • Lastly, add your last few ingredients – pepper and lime juice.

Don’t forget to taste along the way and season to your liking! I added fresh ginger and ground coriander…

Now comes the fun part… building your bowl!

  • First, add noodles to the bowl.
  • Ladle in your soup. (That’s why it’s important to cook your noodles aldente)!
  • Finally, add your veggies, garnishes, and sauces (cilantro, bean sprouts, basil, mint, lime wedges, sriracha, garlic chili sauce… whatever floats your pho)! Endless possibilities guys!

If you decide to try the recipe, submit your pics to

Bon Appetit!

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