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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Shrimp

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta)
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.

Ingredients

  • Peanut sauce:
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Shrimp:
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Cooking spray
  • Pasta:
  • 4 cups cooked thick udon noodles or linguine (8 ounces uncooked)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diagonally cut green onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 4 lime wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 424
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 13.2 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 5.6 g
  • polyfat 3.8 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 51.1 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 129 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 765 mg
  • calcium 66 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare sauce, combine the first 6 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk.

  2. To prepare the shrimp, toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sauté in nonstick skillet coat ed with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side or until done.

  3. To prepare pasta, combine peanut sauce, shrimp, noodles, bell pepper, cucumber, and onions in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.