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May. 27th, 2010 | 06:38 pm
posted by: faerydragonet in asian_cooking

Peanut Sauced Shrimp with Pasta

1/2  14-oz. pkg. dried medium rice noodles
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
12 oz. peeled, deveined medium uncooked shrimp
12 oz. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut in 2-inch pieces (3 cups)
1 large red and/or yellow sweet pepper, cut in 3/4-inch pieces (1 cup)
1/2 cup bottled peanut sauce

Place noodles in large bowl. Bring 4 cups water to boiling; pour boiling water over noodles in bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, asparagus, and sweet peppers. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp are opaque. Add peanut sauce; heat through.
Drain noodles. Divide noodles among shallow serving bowls, using a fork to twist noodles into nest. Top with shrimp, asparagus, and sweet pepper mixture. Serves 4.

Courtesy of Homes and Garden

Here is my take on a quick peanut sauce, if you can't find it near you.

2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/2  Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp chilly sauce or Sriracha sauce
1/2 cup water
Sugar, optional
1 tsp sesame sauce, optional

Mix peanut butter well with hoisin sauce. Then, add sriracha to taste. Slowly, introduce the water into the mixture until well blended. Stir well. If, the mixture is a little bit bland, add sugar to taste. If the paste is a little thin, add more peanut butter. If you enjoy a little kick, add sesame sauce to the mixture.


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