1.24.2010

Tasty Thai Shrimp ans Sesame Noodles

I served something in the Diner a few days ago that has been in my repertoire but off the rotation for a few years. The recipe is Tasty Thai Shrimp and Sesame Noodles, but chicken was on hand, therefore a Holly’s Diner original Tasty Thai Chicken and Sesame Noodles.

This recipe is really easy, really good and you could even substitute tofu for the protein if you liked. HH would never go for that!

The recipe came from the San Diego Union/Tribune a while ago, probably 10+. I can tell it’s been around awhile because the newspaper is yellow and there’s a coupon for Taster’s Choice on the back. I don’t remember the last time I saw a coupon for Taster’s Choice.

Anyway, here’s the recipe, with my modifications in (parenthesis). Who needs Pick Up Stix?!

Tasty Thai Shrimp and Sesame Noodles

1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled and deveined (or chicken breast or tofu)
1 – 8 oz bottle Newman’s Own Light Italian Dressing (divided use) (any Italian will do)
2 tbsp chunky peanut butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp grated peeled ginger root (sometimes I used candied ginger because I always have that on hand)
1 – 8 oz package capellini or angel hair pasta
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded (washing and grating will do)
1 cup chopped green onions (about 3 -4, depending on what you like)
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (I always forget this, so…)

In medium bowl, mix shrimp with 1/3 cup Italian dressing. Cover and refrigerate one hour.
In small bowl, with wire whisk or fork, mix peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, ginger, red pepper and remaining dressing. Set aside.
After shrimp has marinated one hour, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat vegetable oil and sesame oil until very hot. In hot oil, cook carrot one minute.
Drain dressing from shrimp; discard dressing. Add shrimp and green onions to carrot. Cook stirring constantly, about 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout.
In large bowl, toss hot pasta with dressing mixture and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy!

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