Peanut Noodles with Prawns

Recipe by Circulon UK

A staple of Thai cuisine, peanut sauce is added to everything from dips to meats. Here, it is used to enhance the flavour of a noodle and prawn dish.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons of minced ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili paste divided
  • 1/2 cup of natural style peanut butter
  • 1 cup of lower sodium nonfat chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2kg pound of linguine
  • 2 red capsicums  cut in thin strips
  • 1/2kg of snap peas trimmed
  • 0.65g pound of medium shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 2 carrots shredded with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 cup of coriander chopped

 

Method

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saucepan. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, ¼ teaspoon of the chili paste, peanut butter, chicken broth and salt and cook, stirring, until the peanut butter is dissolved. Simmer over low heat for 7 minutes, or until thick and smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in plenty of lightly salted boiling water until al dente. Just before draining, add the capsicum strips and snap peas to the pasta. Drain and toss with the sauce.
  3. Toss prawns with remaining ¼ teaspoon of chili paste.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of peanut oil to a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium high. Add the prawns and cook 2 minutes per side, or until pink.
  5. Combine the prawns, carrot, and coriander with the pasta and toss thoroughly.