Pepper Shrimp in Peanut Sauce

Sweet and spicy peanut sauce dresses up whimsical bow tie pasta, colorful and crisp sweet peppers, and best of all, grilled shrimp.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Pepper Shrimp in Peanut Sauce
Ingredients
1
pound fresh or frozen shrimp in shells
8
ounces farfalle (bow-tie pasta) or linguine or 1 cup long grain rice
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup orange marmalade
2
tablespoons peanut butter
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1
tablespoon cooking oil
2
medium red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers, cut into strips (about 2-1/2 cups)
6
green onions, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces
 
Chopped peanuts (optional)
Directions
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp; rinse and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta or rice according to package directions; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl stir together water, orange marmalade, peanut butter, soy sauce, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  4. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat on medium-high heat. Add pepper strips and green onions; stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add half of the shrimp to wok; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque; remove and set aside. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  6. Stir sauce; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; keep sauce warm.
  7. In a 4-quart Dutch oven or kettle combine cooked pasta or rice, vegetable mixture, and shrimp; cook over medium heat until heated through, tossing gently to mix. Serve shrimp mixture on dinner plates. Top with sauce. If desired, sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pepper Shrimp in Peanut Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 435 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 131 mg chol.,
  • 710 mg sodium,
  • 64 g carb.,
  • 24 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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