Peanutty Somen Noodles with Shrimp

Total Time:
40 min
15 min
25 min

4 servings (with leftover sauce for additional meals)

  • 8 ounces uncooked somen noodles
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish, optional
  • Cook noodles according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil, and hot sauce. Whisk until blended and set pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes.

  • Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and saute 2 minutes. Add shrimp and saute 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the peanut sauce sauce and simmer 2 minutes, until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through. Drain noodles and add to shrimp mixture. Toss to combine.

  • Transfer noodle mixture to 4 individual plates and top each serving with peanuts, scallions and cilantro, if desired.

  • Reserve remaining peanut sauce for additional meals such as Robin's Steak Salad with Peanut-lime Dressing, or Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce.

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