I’m all about taking recipes from magazines, especially magazines like Clean Eating. I seriously love all of their recipes (although I’ll admit, I do not love all of their nutrition information, it’s not always accurate….). The July edition had this wonderful recipe for Thai Peanut Noodles with Shrimp.
It looked absolutely delicious, so of course I had to make it. I’m not one to go out and buy a bunch of new ingredients just to make one dish, because I can’t stand letting food go to waste (and that’s inevitably what happens when I buy unique ingredients for new recipes). I also have to modify recipes because of my low FODMAPs diet (such as the honey in this recipe). So, I took this recipe and made it my own, using the ingredients I already had in my kitchen.
Picture Source: Clean Eating Magazine
Gina’s Version of Thai Peanut Noodles With Shrimp
Makes ~ 8 servings
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk **
1/3 cup no-salt-added tomato juice
1/4 cup unsalted, natural peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
2 T lime juice (fresh)
1 T molasses
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 pound frozen, pre-cooked shrimp (or fresh!)
12 ounces whole wheat penne (~ 5 cups cooked) **
3 T parsley
3 T basil
3 T unsalted peanuts
Add avocado if you want. It adds even more creaminess and deliciousness **
**NOTE: This recipe still contains FODMAPs, so if you are on a low FODMAPs diet be warned that you should use soy milk instead of almond (although the almond milk might be fine too, it’s mostly water!), and look for gluten-free pasta. Also, be careful with the avocado, use only 1/4th cup or less, if you decide to add it to the recipe.
This is Nick’s bowl (below). He added some Red Hot to his, because he can’t eat anything without Red Hot (well, neither can I, but I didn’t need it for this dish).
Here is my bowl (below). I served my pasta over some steamed veggies since I can’t really eat a lot of wheat at one sitting without getting bloated (FODMAPs!). This was also a great way to add more volume to my meal without tons of calories, and with extra fiber. It was delicious.
(Serving size, 1/8th of recipe)
QUESTION: Do you modify recipes? Do you like peanut butter in your noodles??