Sweet Thai Shrimp Curry with Peanut Noodles.
You guys, I just don’t get it.
Sometimes I try to understand. Really I do, but most of the time my mind just wonders to “Oh, should I make shrimp and put it with noodles or bake cookies and stuff them with something crazy? Or wait, maybe I should make some grilled chicken and smother it in salsa and then maybe I should make some more of that homemade ice cream”
See! It is so hard to understand anything when all my brain thinks about is food.
Oh, you are probably wondering, so what the heck is she trying to understand? Or maybe you’re not and I have already bored you to death, in which case I am so sorry.
What about snowboarding? Yeah, that’s what I am trying to understand.
My family is currently all huddled downstairs watching a live webcast of this event called Superpark. Well everyone except Asher and I, we stick together. We are girls and we like warm weather, pretty neon nails and way too expensive clothing.
To keep things short and so I seriously don’t make you want to scratch your eyes out, Superpark is an invitation only pro snowboard event for kids that are, for the most part over the age of 18. Apparently it is a really big deal to get invited and not many young kids get to go. Well my 12-year old brother Red was invited along with a few of the other young Burton riders (hello Gabe and Brock) this year.
From what I hear those little guys (and by little guys, I totally only mean Red. He is tiny!) are killing it. Taking the snowboard world by storm!
And that is about all I know.
Front double what? Back seven? Triple cork? What the what??
Yeah, that is snowboard language and I am NOT fluent in it.
At dinner last night I actually tried to ask what a triple cork was. Let’s just say people got annoyed quickly and all my brain took away from it was it’s a whole lot of spins really high in the air. After that my brain went back to thinking about summer grilling, flip-flops, ice cream and homemade lemonade.
Honestly, if I did not have my dad’s giant nose and my mom’s pointy chin I would seriously question whether my parents adopted me.
So yeah, that is my day-to-day life.
Constant snowboard talk, weird music, snowboard videos and boxes upon boxes being delivered to our door for a 12-year old who has everything and needs nothing more. I mean really the kid does not need one more snowboard and his body cannot endure four large boxes of Redbull drink. No really, I think his body is too small to be able to handle all the caffeine (to be fair, he rarely drinks these, but my older brothers do!).
Honestly you guys, even though I know nothing about snowboarding I am super proud of Red! He is doing awesome, working his butt off and most importantly have fun doing what he loves. He a crazy talented and super nice kid (ok, sometimes).
Oh my goshh!
Did I really just spend all that time talking about snowboarding and not food? Whoa, that is just not right. I need to get back to the food!
Specifically, this sweet, sticky, saucy Thai shrimp curry. Which by the way Red (or anyone other than my dad and I) would NEVER touch or even go near. It’s so good. And the best part? This whole dish takes maybe twenty-five minutes to throw together! Oh yes, that is what I am guessing you need on this Thursday that you are probably so badly wishing was Friday.
Really though, this one is simple, healthy and good. I love the sweet and sticky Thai curry sauce on the shrimp. It’s killer, just a tad spicy (you can adjust the heat to your liking) and goes perfectly with the super quick peanut noodles.
Oh and if you are not into the shrimp you can swap in diced chicken. Just brown it first before adding in the the sauce and veggies. I had to do this for the seafood haters in the house which made this more of a thirty-five minute meal for me, but only because I basically made two separate dishes. If you are wondering, I do this a lot.
Really you need to make this…..
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Thai Shrimp Curry and Peanut Noodles
Course: Main Course
Keyword: noodles, peanut, shrimp
Really though, this one is simple, healthy and good. I love the sweet and sticky Thai curry sauce on the shrimp. It's killer, just a tad spicy (you can adjust the heat to your liking) and goes perfectly with the super quick peanut noodles.
- 1 box brown rice noodels 8oz
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon red curry paste
- 1/2 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 lime juiced
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste less if you don't like the heat
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 oz bag sugar snap peas 8
- 1 pound of raw deveined shrimp
- chopped peanut for garnish
To make the peanut sauce. Combine 1 cup of canned coconut milk, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon curry paste in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Set aside. Boil a large pot of water.
While the water boils make the shrimp. In a large sided skillet combine the sweet Thai chili sauce, coconut milk, lime juice, red curry paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic. Whisk to fully combine and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened. Then add the red pepper and snap peas and cook until crisp and tender, 6 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, 3 minutes. Keep warm.
Add the brown rice noodles to the boiling water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and place in large bowl. Add as much of the peanut sauce to the noodles as you would like, toss well. Plate the noodles and spoon the shrimp over top. Top with chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired!
It kicks Thursday in the butt!
Oh does this look great! I need to have this for lunch…pinning!
Thank you Marla!! I love seeing you comments and thank you so much for pinning!!!
Oh Tiegan, where would we be IF you were into snowboarding? Thai Shrimp Curry-less and I’m thinking that’s pretty much unforgivable:) Do your dad brothers snowboard competitively, too? That’s really neat that your brother is so good … And it’s also really neat that this looks incredible and I’ve only had this type of dish once. The sauce is killing me – I’ve gotta go find ingredients pronto!
Yes, my brothers love snowboarding, but just red and my one older brother (I have 5 brothers) are doing it professionally!
Thanks so much Marry!! Hope you love this!
Um, guess who wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about food…pick me! Tonight, I’m dreaming about your curry. I love Thai food!
Ha!! Yes, I am so glad I am not alone!! Thanks Erin!!
Oh, this looks sooo yummy! That shot with the noodles! I want some! (And you are very sweet about Red…good luck to him!)
Thank you, Monica!! I love that noodle shot too!
This looks amazing! My hubby’s not a big fan of curry, so I’m going to have to plan this for a night he is out of town. Can’t wait!
Love your snowboarding story and your blog!
I hope you Love is Heather!! Thank you so much for reading and I am glad you like the story. I was worried I was going to bore the heck out of people! LOL
This looks soo good! I love shrimp curry, but the pb sauce takes it to a whole new level! I’m going to try this for dinner this weekend. I don’t think it says in the recipe, but how much shrimp do you use? Thanks!
Ha! I realized this about 2 hours ago and fixed the recipe! 1 pound!
Thanks Colleen, hope you love it!
That’s so cool about Red! I hope he does well!
You’re speaking my language with this dinner. Pinned!
Ha! Thanks so much and thanks so much for pinning!!
Wow that looks incredible! Such great color and flavor, terrific job 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Everything you seem to make or show I seem to have a sudden craving for it.
Ha, Yes!!! Love that. Thanks Meagan!
YUM! This looks right up my alley. Thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series – “Create It Thursday.” It’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html
Thank you, Leslie!
My thoughts of food ramble on through the day too. This looks amazing, wow – wish it was dinner tonight!! 🙂
Hehe! Glad I am not alone! Thanks, Aggie!
Yep it’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll love anything with peanut noodles. So good. I order them at my favorite restaurant every time we go… which is more often than I care to admit. 🙂 But it always comes with chicken! I would love to try it with shrimp curry.
I mean peanut noodles are like the savory peanut butter chocolate chip cookie or cupcake! You know? It’s how we get our savory peanut butter fix!
That’s awesome about Red! You must be proud of your little brother!
Yup! Sure am! Thanks Nessa!
Oh good gosh – this looks ridiculously amazing. I have a huge hankering for Thai and peanut noodles now. Darn you! haha
Haha! Thanks Julie! Happy to have you back from your Honeymoon (although, I am sure your are not!)!!
Can you come to my house and make me dinner? Thanks. 🙂
ha! Do you live somewhere warm and sunny?? If so I am there!
Do you deliver?
saw this via weekend potluck. My OH will love this.
Thank for clicking over!! I hope you love it!
I’ve been cooking a lot of shrimp lately and SO needed a new recipe. This looks amazing and can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Oh My Goodness… this is my new favorite food. Making it tomorrow night for “date night”
your pictures KILL me – SO gorge
Thank you, Heather!! Hope you guys love it!
I am so impressed by your blog and recipes. I have tried several and loved them, sometimes making it 2 nights in a row because it is so yummy… Mango salsa!!! Since I am a Thai food addict I can’t wait to make this dish. I noticed you left snap peas out of final recipe so I was not sure on amount. Thanks, keep these delish recipes coming!
Thank you, Jen!! That makes me so happy you are trying my recipes and making them again!! I love that mango salsa!!
I fixed the recipe and thank you for letting me know! I used and 8 ounce bag (about 1 cup). Thanks again Jen!
I hope your brother appreciates how well his neon nailed sister feeds him… love the noodles and my 13 year old will love them too, anything with peanut butter is the jam.
Ha! Thanks Diane!!
My husband would love this dish! The shrimp would disappear first, then the rest 🙂 I love that it’s ready so fast too. Life is crazy this time of year! Krista @ A Handful of Everything
I agree! Everyone is running around like chicken with their heads cut off!
Hope you guys love this!
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Hi Angela!! Thanks so much for stopping! I am very excited to have you as a new follower!
I love this dish- especially with shrimp! Thank you for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week.. stop on by and share again today! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com I hope you have wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie
Thank you Ruthie! The shrimp is delicious!
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Thank you So much Christine!
What I wouldn’t give for a big plate of this for lunch today! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin Wednesday.
Wish I cold make it for you! Thanks Karly!
Hi , OOhhhhh Yummy,it seems very great ,thank you for your recipe . Have a great week with your friends 😉
I love the idea of making a dish you worked on in … 2013! The peanut noodles were really good and I adapted the shrimp recipe for it to be less sweet. Loved it. Asian food is always a success, and when it’s home-made it’s even better.
Thank you so much Anaïs! xTieghan
Delicious & very simple to make. I followed the recipe exactly, but cut the quantities to 2 portions.
Thank you so much Ali! xTieghan