Shrimp with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce

Shrimp with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce

Learn the quick trick to homemade peanut sauce (hint: it's peanut butter and prepared salad dressing) in this variation on one of Thailand's signature dishes.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

00

Minutes

Makes

4

(1

3/4
cup water
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup purchased Italian salad dressing
1
tablespoon brown sugar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
(7 to 8-oz.) pkg. Thai rice noodles or 8 oz. uncooked linguine
1
lb. shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, tails removed
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1/4
cup sliced green onions including tops
1
medium lime, cut into wedges
  1. In small saucepan, combine water, peanut butter, salad dressing, brown sugar, soy sauce, gingerroot and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-low heat until smooth and warm, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  2. Cook rice noodles as directed on package, adding shrimp during last minute of cooking time. Drain well; return to saucepan.
  3. Add bell pepper, onions and peanut butter mixture to rice noodles and shrimp; toss gently to mix. Serve with lime wedges. If desired, garnish with additional green onion tops.
Makes 4 (1 1/2-cup) servings
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Recipe Fact
The cuisine of Thailand is rapidly gaining world popularity. It typically has a sweet/sour/salty taste. Look for these rice noodles and other specialties exported by Thailand at an Asian market or the ethnic section of the grocery store.
Just for Kids
Let children help when cooking the rice noodles. They will be fascinated to see the noodles become transparent during cooking.
Serving Suggestion
A stir-fried vegetable, such as spinach, broccoli or green beans, would be a nice side dish with this entree.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 215),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 225mg;
  • Sodium 1180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.