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Shrimp with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce

shrimp with thai noodles and peanut sauce Entree Thai
Shrimp with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Updated May 13, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Let children help when cooking the rice noodles. They will be fascinated to see the noodles become transparent during cooking.
  • A stir-fried vegetable, such as spinach, broccoli or green beans, would be a nice side dish with this entree.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
215
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
10g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%
44%
Vitamin C
56%
56%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
26%
26%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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