This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Peanut butter [is] the pâté of childhood."
-Florence Fabricant, Writer
In your neighborhood Asian restaurant this recipe would likely have twice the fat and 4 times the sodium. In the time it takes to drive to and from the restaurant you can have much better food cooked in a single pan. Easy!
I love the rich peanut flavor and cooking the rice noodles this way help create a silky sauce. If you like it a bit spicier you can replace some of the sesame oil with chili oil. 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon will add a lot of flavor.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp with noodles and sauce
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied. Leftovers are fair - reheat gently to avoid overcooking the shrimp.
Whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, water, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, rice vinegar, ginger and pepper. When the sauce is well blended, set aside.
Place the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the celery and carrots. Cook for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the peanut sauce and stir.
Add the rice noodles and cover. (Do not precook the noodles.)
Cook for two minutes and stir the noodles into the sauce using tongs.
Cover and cook for another two minutes and stir.
Add the shrimp and cover.
Stir the shrimp into the noodles about every 2 minutes.
The shrimp will take about 6 to 8 minutes to cook through.
Add water 1/4 cup at a time as needed.
Serve topped with cilantro.
Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp with noodles and sauce
|Calories 510||Calories from Fat 162|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 4.5g||23%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 56g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||26%|
|Vitamin A 58%||Vitamin C 6%|
|Calcium 9%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 20mcg||Potassium 700mg|