Shrimp with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce

Learn the quick trick to homemade peanut sauce (hint: it's peanut butter and prepared salad dressing) in this variation on one of Thailand's signature dishes.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3/4
cup water
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup purchased Italian salad dressing
1
tablespoon brown sugar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
(7 to 8-oz.) pkg. Thai rice noodles or 8 oz. uncooked linguine
1
lb. shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, tails removed
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1/4
cup sliced green onions including tops
1
medium lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 In small saucepan, combine water, peanut butter, salad dressing, brown sugar, soy sauce, gingerroot and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-low heat until smooth and warm, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  • 2 Cook rice noodles as directed on package, adding shrimp during last minute of cooking time. Drain well; return to saucepan.
  • 3 Add bell pepper, onions and peanut butter mixture to rice noodles and shrimp; toss gently to mix. Serve with lime wedges. If desired, garnish with additional green onion tops.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    590
    (
    Calories from Fat
    215),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    225mg
    225%;
    Sodium
    1180mg
    1180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    35g
    35%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    44%;
    Vitamin C
    56%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    26%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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