Shrimp with Linguine and Peanut Butter Sauce

Shrimp with Linguine and Peanut Butter Sauce

  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • cooking spray
  • 8 ounces of uncooked linguine
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 lime wedges (optional)
  • Peanut Sauce
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Directions

Cook pasta according to the package instructions.

To prepare the shrimp, combine the shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Sauté in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side or until done.

To prepare the pasta, combine peanut sauce, shrimp, noodles, red bell pepper, cucumber, and onions in a large bowl; toss well.

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

Peanut Sauce
To prepare the sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir with a whisk. Use ¼ cup water and, if the sauce is too thick for your tastes, thin it with the additional water.