Shrimp in Peanut Sauce

This past weekend, I was cleaning out and reorganizing our pantry. While doing this, I came across a microwavable Tiger Tiger Thai Peanut Sauce Satay that I had purchased a few months ago for what I call my “emergency lunches” (aka when I don’t have time to pack anything good I’ll grab one of these items and still feel like I ate a decent meal). I noticed that this item was set to expire next month, so I decided to make it the focal point of our dinner. I was also very happy that I was able to use some more of the leftover ingredients from our Korean Pork Tacos and Asian Coleslaw. The package of the Thai Peanut Sauce Satay said it made three servings, but I wasn’t sure if their idea of a serving was OUR idea of a serving, so I set out to beef this entree up.

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What you need:

-1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy to add a little crunch to this dinner)

-2 1/2 TB maple syrup

-1 1/2 TB soy sauce

-1 TB rice vinegar (or you could use apple cider vinegar or orange juice)

-1/3 water

-1/2 tsp. of grated fresh ginger

-pinch of cayenne pepper 

-shrimp

-olive oil

-onion

-garlic

-package of Thai Peanut Sauce Satay

-cilantro

-peanuts if you want extra crunch

*I also think fresh bean sprouts would have been good in this. 


Directions:

  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients with an electric mixer. Set aside. (I ended up adding more water to make the sauce a bit thinner.)
  2. In a large skillet, drizzle olive oil and then toss in chopped onion and garlic. Saute until the onions start to become translucent.
  3. Add in the shrimp and continue to cook until they are done.
  4. Stir in the peanut sauce and simmer for a few additional minutes or until you are ready to serve.
  5. In the microwave, heat up the noodles. Our package came with additional peanut sauce which we used, but I think I would skip in the future.
  6. When the noodles are done, add them to the skillet. Stir the two together until they are mixed well.
  7. Serve with a fresh sprinkle of cilantro on top.

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This peanut sauce recipe was super easy and delicious. It will definitely become a go-to for lazy nights at home. What are some of your favorite “lazy” go-to recipes that you like to whip up for easy weeknight meals?

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