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Peanut Fettuccine with Shrimp, Carrots, and Snow Peas

Peanut Fettuccine with Shrimp, Carrots, and Snow Peas

For an authentic Asian touch, use wide, flat rice noodles.

Cooking Light APRIL 2007

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil, divided
  • 4 cups snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 cups packaged matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Set pasta aside. Combine reserved liquid and peanut butter in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until combined. Set aside.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snow peas and carrots; stir-fry 3 minutes. Stir in ginger and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 1/4 cup broth; cook 1 minute. Spoon carrot mixture into a large bowl; keep warm. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add shrimp; stir-fry 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Add shrimp to carrot mixture; keep warm.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup broth, sugar, soy sauce, and chili sauce in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Add soy sauce mixture and peanut butter mixture to pan. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes or until slightly thick. Add pasta to pan, tossing to coat. Stir in the shrimp mixture; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 352
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Protein: 25.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.5g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Iron: 4.4mg
  • Sodium: 419mg
  • Calcium: 89mg
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