Peanutty Somen Noodles with Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings (with leftover sauce for additional meals)
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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


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer noodle mixture to 4 individual plates and top each serving with peanuts, scallions and cilantro, if desired.
  5. Reserve remaining peanut sauce for additional meals such as Robin's Steak Salad with Peanut-lime Dressing, or Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce.