Sunday, June 1, 2014

Peanut Penne with Shrimp

A friend of mine found this recipe and it is a keeper! This not only tastes wonderful but it also looks mighty fine. The dish is full of bright red peppers, red onion and spinach and makes for a delectable presentation in a large flat pasta bowl. This recipe feeds a very hungry crowd of six. Just add a nice loaf of bread, some butter........and don't forget the wine!

4 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped
4 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
3 garlic cloves minced
4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
6 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon of Sriracha
4 tablespoons sesame oil
2 lb medium shrimp
3 red onions sliced
5 red bell peppers cut into strips
1 bag fresh spinach
1 and 1/2 package of whole wheat penne pasta
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Set aside
Bring large pot of water to boil for pasta. Drain pasta and hold to add to shrimp/pepper mixture.
This is a lot of veggies to sauté, so it may be easier to use two large skillets and divide up the peppers, onions.
Heat 2 large skillets over medium heat and add oil, onions and peppers. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
Divide shrimp between the two skillets and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add sauce mixture to each skillet and heat for about 2 minutes. Turn heat off and add spinach and cooked pasta to each skillet. Spinach will wilt by combining all ingredients.
Turn one skillet out into your pasta serving bowl and then when the crowd wants more (and they will!) go back and get your second skillet!

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