Friday, July 26, 2013

spicy shrimp peanut noodles

Happy Monday, y'all! How was your weekend? I'm a little giddy from ours. Our great friends welcomed their sweet little daughter into the world, and two of our other best friends got engaged! It was a fantastic weekend to say the least!

My love for peanut noodles has been well documented on this blog, but let's revisit, shall we? These were absolutely delicious, did not require turning the oven on (!!), and took no time at all to throw together. Perfect summer supper in my opinion!

Spicy Shrimp Peanut Noodles
serves 4-6

you'll need:
3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 tablespoons soy sauce
6 green onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped

Bring a large pot of water up to a boil for your pasta.

Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until opaque and pink, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.

Reduce the heat to medium and add soy sauce, green onions, and garlic. Saute 1-2 minutes, until the garlic is beginning to soften and become fragrant. Add chicken stock and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to low and add peanut butter, sesame oil, lime juice, and red pepper. Whisk together until it creates a smooth sauce and simmer for 5-8 minutes.

Cook pasta according to the package directions. Before draining, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta and add it to the skillet. Toss well so that the noodles are completely coated, adding more pasta water if needed to thin the sauce out.

Divide pasta into bowls and top with shrimp, cilantro, and chopped peanuts. Squeeze lime juice over the top. Enjoy!!

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  1. What an awesome weekend -- congrats to your friends! And um, I want this entire bowl of noodles in my face right now. YUM.

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  2. i love meals like this because I can enjoy them cold or warm :) peanut butter makes everything delicious

  3. Sounds like such an awesome and exciting weekend! Any noodle recipe with peanut butter in it is my kind of meal!

  4. I've never made peanut noodles myself but now I'm itching to... thanks for the great recipe!

  5. scrumptious spiced shrimp over creamy peanut butter can't get better...delicious and perfectly combined flavors :-)

  6. Tummy grumbling, keyboard wet with drool, tongue stuck to screen, what have you done to me!

    1. Haha, payback for what you do to me every day on your site!!

  7. This is making me super hungry! Love the flavor combinations here Marie. Delicious!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

  8. I'm loving the idea of using angel hair pasta! Why haven't I ever thought of that? Thanks!

    1. Thanks Monica! I love them for the peanut sauce!

  9. Oooh this looks yummy! I don't make peanut noodles often, but I should try them soon!

    1. You should definitely try them soon! I love them!!

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