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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thai Shrimp with Noodles

I love living on a coast.  I love driving down a street and seeing homemade signs saying "shrimp" where local fisherman sit on the side of the road with a ton of ice filled coolers and sell to the public.  I love that there has been a bumper shrimp catch recently in the Jacksonville area.  I love shrimp!!

The sad thing is that so do my endlessly hungry teenagers.  It took 3 pounds of shrimp to feed them this dinner.  That was $15 worth of shrimp for one meal; not exactly frugal, but certainly worth the splurge for a once in a while dish.  I usually make scampi for the family, but this time, I got adventurous and made a Thai noodle dish.  I say "Thai" very loosely as this was not a particularly spicy dish.
(all that's left after the eaters left the table!)

Thai Shrimp with Noodles (adapted from allrecipes.com)
3 pounds shrimp (or less), cleaned and shelled
1/2 cup Italian type oil and vinegar dressing (I used Girard's Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette)
cooked fettucine (or any spaghetti type....enough for your family)
1/2 cup broth
4 Tbsp peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce (can use light)
1/2 tsp ginger (using fresh would be better....1 tsp grated, but I didn't have any)
1/4-3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on your taste)
2 medium onion, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
2 Tbsp oil (preferably peanut with a splash of sesame, but any vegetable oil will do)
Put the shrimp in a zip close bag or glass bowl.  Add the dressing, close or cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.  Mix the broth, pb, honey, soy sauce, ginger and red pepper in a small bowl and set aside.  Saute the onion and celery in oil.  When the veggies are almost done, add the shrimp and cook until pink.  Pour in the soy/honey mixture and remove from heat.  Toss with the warm, cooked pasta and serve.

34 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

Nothing beats fresh, fresh shrimp! Except maybe Thai noodles with fresh, fresh shrimp.

Dana said...

Looks super yummy! Definitely worth the splurge!

Claudia said...

We get never-frozen shrimp out here in MN during the summer months when the "Gulf Boys" make the drive - and it is worth the splurge - doubly so - because it is seasonal. My, that looks fantastic - I never cook Thai - reserve it for take-out - but this is making me change my mind.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I am a little jealous! We lived in California for a few years and loved all of the fresh seafood! This recipe looks so delicious.

Gina said...

I would love to drive by and be able to get fresh shrimp. That is the hard thing about feeding a big family, need a big quantity. This does sound well worth the splurge. Sounds like you are loving your new locale.
-Gina-

Lizzy said...

Oh, this sound AMAZING!!!! My family would probably balk, but I could eat the whole thing myself. Stumbled this wonderful dish!

Ann said...

Kristen - this sounds delicious! I miss having shrimp, but - like you - I love seeing local fishermen selling their shrimp in coolers on the side of the road!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great recipe Kristen, I love Thai food! The flavors sound amazing :)

The Mom Chef said...

I can't believe you paid $15 for three pounds of shrimp. I am so jealous. I'm also jealous of your family getting to eat this dish. It looks fantastic.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

That looks super yummy! I love the flavors in this dish. And what a great deal on that shrimp!

Erin said...

Love the flavors of Thai cooking. This noodle dish looks wonderful!

Lyndsey said...

Looks like a great dish! Yum! I never thought about how lucky we are living on the coast as far as seafood. I don't care for shrimp, but I buy it for my family... besides there are a lot more other seafood out there that I like and can use instead!

ButterYum said...

Oh wow, this looks WONDERFUL! I have a confession, I've always been afraid to buy seafood from the road side vendors. What can I say, it's the city girl in me.

:)
ButterYum

stampedconcrete said...

nice post .. looks so delicious .. you made me hungry .. mow i'm starving for noodles ..

Mary said...

That looks so yummy! I will definitely have to try this, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Dawnie @ The Coach's Wife's Kitchen said...

This sounds so good. I am looking forward to trying it

Veronica Lee said...

Mmmmmm!!! Looks yummy!

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RavieNomNoms said...

Yes maam, sign me up! This looks great. Shrimp with noodles is always a winning combination for me.

Lilly said...

I love the idea of buying fresh shrimp from local fisherman. Everything here is frozen or was frozen. Still sort of good, but nothing beats the fresh thing!

Peggy said...

I'm jealous of your fresh shrimp! It's definitely one thing I miss about living in Florida! This dish looks absolutely delicious, and I don't doubt that the family gobbled this one right up =)

Tiffanee said...

Jealous of your roadside fresh shrimp! This dish looks amazing! I am putting it on the menu for next week!! Thanks!!

Mommy LaDy Club said...

I love shrimp too, but never get really fresh ones living in AZ. I know they ship them in now, but it's not the same as when you're right by the ocean. Whenever we go to the ocean, I order shrimp, but in the back of my mind, I always think about shrimp being the cockroaches of the ocean. It's funny how one creature is okay in our minds, and not the other, huh.
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Courtney

Lori said...

I need to make some noodles. These sound so good. I love Thai.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

LOVE that you added PB to the sauce, this is so my kind of dish. I really love these flavors!

Christine's Pantry said...

Looks delicious!

Prathima Rao said...

Wow Kristen...this looks so fresh & inviting!!!
Prathima Rao
Parts Corner

Drick said...

see... that fresh shrimp will spoil ya - trying to catch up on past posts, this one looks so good, love what you did with the shrimp, and like adding it to pasta to make it go further...

kita said...

I wish I could get three pounds of shrimp for $15! Prices have gotten crazy where I am - that or I've just gotten really cheap. >.> Haha, not really sure.
Everything about this dish sound delicious! I would kick up the heat a bit for our tastes though.

Essential Mama Baby said...

It looks really yummy. I could have some right now!
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Mother Rimmy said...

It's incredible how much teenage boys can eat. My son used to eat 1/2 gallon of milk and half a box of cereal in one sitting! Love this recipe. I'm always looking for new ways to cook shrimp. Delicious!

Wok with Ray said...

That is a delicious looking noodles with those shrimp. I'm sure your boys were very tummy-happy and satisfied on what you fed them. :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Kristen,
This looks like a great Shrimp and Noodles. I really like your flavor combination for the recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

Michelle O said...

Saving this one! The minute I saw peanut butter for the sauce I knew I would like it. Im always looking for new peanut butter Thai sauce recipes. Thank you! Buzzed!

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