Thai Shrimp and Noodles
A lip-smacking, peanut-y (is that a word?), asian-inspired dish that packs a ton of veggies into a simple to make peanut sauce.
10-12 inch Skillet
Stick Blender (optional)
Noodles & Veggies
- 1 Carrot, grated
- 2-3 Green Onions, sliced (Use both white and green parts)
- 1/2 Zucchini, grated (optional)
- 1/4 head Cabbage, small
- 16 ounces Frozen Shrimp, extra small (thaw before cooking)
- 2 packs Ramen noodles, any flavor (you won't need the seasoning packets)
- Avocado Oil (or whatever you oil prefer to saute with)
- Sesame Oil (optional...but adds SO MUCH to the flavor!)
- 1/2 cup Bone Broth (I usually use chicken broth, but any flavor will do)
- 6 Tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamaria sauce, if gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/4 bunch Cilantro, fresh (OR 1-2 Tbsp dried cilantro)
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 6 Tbsp All-Natural Peanut Butter
- Red Pepper Flakes, to taste (optional, only if you like it spicy!)
- 1/2 cup Peanuts, crushed (to sprinkle on top for garnish)
- Lime juice (delicious when drizzled over the top of the finished dish!)
In a large skillet, use a blend of avocado oil and sesame oil to saute carrots and onions, and zucchini until slightly softened.
In a separate bowl, break up the ramen noodles into smaller pieces (discard the seasoning packets). Pour hot water over the ramen noodles. Let sit for about 3 minutes, then drain.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all of the Sauce ingredients: peanut butter, cilantro, ginger, broth, honey, and soy sauce.* If desired, add red pepper flakes for extra spice.
Add cabbage to the skillet, and saute with other veggies until slightly softened.
Push veggies to edge of pan, and add shrimp to center. Saute shrimp until fully cooked, then mix in with the vegetables. (If shrimp adds a lot of water to the pan, make sure to drain before the next step.)
Add half of the peanut sauce to veggie & shrimp mixture. Stir until combined.
Add the cooked ramen noodles to the veggies and shrimp. Stir until combined.
Pour remaining peanut sauce over the meal and mix thoroughly. If needed, continue to cook until everything is heated through.
If desired, sprinkle crushed peanuts over the finished dish as a garnish. You can also drizzle some lime juice to taste. Enjoy!
* If the peanut butter doesn't blend very well into the sauce, you can "smush" it against the sides of the bowl with a fork. If you still don't like the texture, then whiz it up with a stick blender to get it super smooth. Either way it will turn out fine!
NOTE: Since I have a large family, I usually double this recipe and cook it in a wok (because it's the only pan big enough to fit that much food all at once 😂) #LargeFamilyHacks