shrimp recipe

Shrimp Recipe: Shrimp in Peanut Sauce

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top/Roasting
  • Cuisine: Asian American



  • 10 extra large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups rice, rice noodles, soba noodles etc.

To make Roasted Cauliflower

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Prepare your starch – whatever you choose. I made thick rice noodles

To make the cauliflower:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Add cauliflower florets to a roasting dish and add 1 TBS olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp paprika and some salt.
  • Mix well. Roast for 30 minutes

Make the Peanut Sauce

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the can of light coconut milk, the peanut butter, the tamari, the red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Bring just to a boil and season with cayenne to a heat level that suits you.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and saute in a non stick pan until they just turn pink.
  • Mix about 1/4 cup of the peanut sauce with the 2 cups of rice or noodles.
  • To serve place the rice or noodles in the center of a plate or bowl. Surround with the cauliflower (or whatever vegetable you have chosen.)
  • Top with 5 shrimp each and drizzle with more peanut sauce.
  • Sprinkle with half of the chopped nuts.

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