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thai peanut shrimp bowls

Thai Peanut Shrimp Bowls

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups medium raw shrimp: peeled and tails off
  • 8 oz rice or bean thread noodles, cooked
  • 4 carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup sugar peas
  • basil, mint, and cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. When hot, add the minced garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cook until fragrant, then add the tomato paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Stir well to fully combine, and bring to a simmer. Add as much water as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  3. Add the shrimp, and cook until opaque. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve over rice or bean thread noodles with carrots and sugar peas, garnished with basil, mint, and cilantro.