Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles


Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles Four years ago, Linda and I took a cooking class in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. The sauce...

Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles

Four years ago, Linda and I took a cooking class in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. The sauce we made for the summer rolls was very simple: Magi Chili Sauce and an equal amount of creamy peanut butter. The chili sauce is similar to Sriracha sauce. The combination of sweet and spicy made a nice addition to our summer rolls.

Way before the cooking class, I learned to how to make sweet and sour sauce while on a snorkeling adventure (yeah, this was the trip with pirates!) in the South China Sea: Magi Chili Sauce again, and an equal amount of ketchup. Again the combination of sweet and hot maked a tasty sauce.

The star of my spicy peanut shrimp sauce is the combination of peanut butter and Sriracha with Shishito Peppers. My nephew Josh gave me a package of seeds two years ago, and I planted them in April.

The peppers thrived:

The Shishito is a sweet pepper, well... mostly, usually, but about 10% of them will knock your socks off. When I prepped the peppers I removed the seeds and hung them outside to dry for next year's crop, or to share with others.

Also in the garden I had fresh green onion and cucumber. The red pepper was fresh from Trader Joe's, as was the ginger. Soon I will have ginger from the garden! It looks too healthy to dig out a root at this time. It is in the same pot as my basil.

Ginger (large leaves) growing in the same pot as basil

The vegetables from the garden look so fresh!

Ready for the main event

You can use almost any pasta with this recipe. In the past I used spaghetti. This time I used 12 ounces of rice noodles. The directions on the package said to soak in hot water for 20 minutes, then drain.

The next time I do this, I will let the noodle sit for another 10-20 minutes. They were ok, but they absorbed more liquid from the sauce than I preferred.

Here is a link to my one minute video of how to prepare this recipe. Enjoy!

Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles


12 oz dry noodles

1 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then cut into 2-inch pieces

A handful of Shishito Peppers

1 cup sliced carrots

3/4 cup chopped green onions

Optional: Pre-cooked shrimp

Garnishes: Sesame seeds, cucumber slices, chopped peanuts

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup warm water

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp Sriracha (more or less to taste)

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 1/2 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1 Tbsp sesame oil


Cook pasta according to directions listed on package. 

Prepare sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a heavy pan, blending until smooth.

Add veggies.

Add pasta

Add shrimp

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. 



Abu Dhabi,7,Ambience,6,Around the World,2,Away,52,bags,1,Bangkok,2,Beans,4,Beijing,1,Bhaktapur,1,Birds,20,Blockade,5,Bread,2,Bugs,13,California,1,Cambodia,1,Cascading Garden,1,China,3,Chitwan,1,Choke Point,1,Citrus,8,companion plants,1,Composting,1,Containers,9,Cooking,1,corn,1,Critter-Cam,1,Dinosaurs,1,DIY,1,Dove Nest Camera,16,Earthquake,3,Eating Abroad,3,education,8,Eggplants,2,Favorites,1,Featured,2,Features,4,Festivals,5,fiber,2,Flowers,8,Food,2,Fountain,2,Fruit,10,Garden Notes,16,Garden Pond,1,gardening,1,Grapes,5,Greater Roadrunner,1,Greens,1,Home,137,Journeys,2,kathmandu,25,Kinetic Still Life,1,lemons,1,Life in the Valley,1,live camera,14,Lizard,2,Monkeys,2,Monty Don,1,nature,3,Nepal,32,Nest Camera,1,News,79,Notes,26,Peace,8,Peas,2,Peppers,4,Photography,42,plants,1,Pomegranate,1,preserving,1,pump,1,QR Code,1,Raksi,1,recipes,14,Recycle Garden,4,Reflections,3,Review,1,Rhino,1,Ricoh Theta S,1,Root_Vegetables,4,Salad Garden,2,Site Reviews,1,smartpots,1,Soap Box,1,solar,1,Spice Garden,7,Spices,7,squash,3,Steps Vertical Garden,1,stone_fruit,2,Stone_Garden,1,Strawberries,1,Ta Prohm,1,Technology,1,The Expatriate Experience,14,The Hanging Gardens of the Townhouse,1,The Stone Fruit Wall,1,The_Big_Bag,5,The_Six_Pot_Plot,1,This Digital Life,1,This Expatriate Life,8,three sisters,1,thrips,1,Tibet,1,Tiger,1,Tomatoes,8,Travel,12,Travel Classics,4,Tutorials,12,University of California,3,University of Texas,1,Vegetables,16,Vertical_Garden,1,Videos,4,West stone wall,1,Wild Rock Garden,1,Window Boxes,1,Working Overseas,14,Yeti,1,
At Home and Away: Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles
Spicy Peanut Shrimp Noodles
At Home and Away
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content