Marinated Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 18 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This fun recipe for marinated shrimp with cucumber noodles makes a healthy and dramatic appetizer! 


  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 18 chilled forks


  1. Slice cucumber into long noodles, using a mandoline and being Very Very Careful!!
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the salt. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Scoops them out of the water and set aside.
  3. Combine soy sauce, oil, lime zest and juice, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl. Add shrimp and cucumber noodles, tossing to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Twirl a few cucumber noodles on each chilled fork and spear a shrimp on the end. Serve immediately.


This makes a fun and dramatic appetizer, but it also makes a great light supper!  Instead of using the forks, just serve everything out of that bowl you mixed the shrimp and cucumber in.  Easy!