Thai Peanut Noodles with Shrimp

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Thai peanut noodles with shrimp

Thai Peanut Noodles with Shrimp

Yields 4 servings


  • 3/4 lb shrimp
  • Soy sayce, 5 Tbsp
  • Sugar, 1 3/4 tsp
  • Green onions, 4 minced
  • Asian sesame oil, 1 1/2 tsp plus 2 Tbsp
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Creamy all-natural peanut butter, 1/3 cup
  • Fresh ginger, 2 Tbsp minced
  • Balsamic vinegar, 2 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp
  • Pad Thai Noodles, 10 oz
  • Large red bell pepper, 1, thinly sliced in strips
  • Canola oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup chopped


1. Place uncooked shrimp in a bowl, combine 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 3/4 tsp sugar and stir to dissolve. Mix in half the green onions, 1 1/2 tsp of the sesame oil, and a generous amount of pepper. Stir to coat. Set aside.

2. In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, ginger, vinegar, pepper flakes, remaining 3 Tbsp soy sauce, remaining green onions, 1 Tbsp sesame oil and 1 tsp of the sugar. Add 1.4 cup hot water to food processor and process until well blended to make a sauce.

3. Prepare noodles as directed and place in a warmed bowl. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp sesame oil and stir to coat. Mix in the bell pepper and sauce to taste. Mix to coat the noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. In a large pan over medium high heat, warm the canola oil. Cook the shrimp until pink, 3-4 minutes per side. Divide noodles amount 4 bowls, top with the shrimp, sprinkle with cilantro and serve!



Author: April Murray

Hi, I’m April! Welcome to The Thin Kitchen, a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at both weight loss and providing healthy recipes and dietitian tips! I’m a Registered Dietitian, food lover and health enthusiast. I grew up in Orange County and currently live in Newport Beach with my miniature Australian Shepard named Lucy. The information and tips that I’ll provide you are a direct reflection of what’s in my kitchen, and of how I live my own life. I hope that my recipes and posts inspire you to continue on a path toward your healthiest, fittest, happiest you. xoxo April (and Lucy)

One thought on “Thai Peanut Noodles with Shrimp

  1. Shrimp is my all-time favorite thing to cook with. This looks delish!

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