This seafood dish is packed with flavor and because shrimp cooks fast, this recipe is a great weeknight option. If you don't want the peanut noodles too spicy, start with only 1 teaspoon chile paste. If the sauce is too thick, thin it with a little water--it should be the consistency of unwhipped cream.
Put this together in 45 minutes, start to finish, even with frozen shrimp. I sautéed the red pepper before adding the shrimp but otherwise followed the recipe. The peanut sauce is rich and satisfying so don't forget the squeeze of lime for freshness.
I've been making this recipe since '03 regularly. It is fast, easy and delicious and everyone I've ever served it to has raved about it. I use 2 teasp. chili paste and often just crunchy peanut butter. Otherwise I don't change a thing. It's perfect. I rarely serve it with anything as it is satisfying and nutritious on it's own.