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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