RECIPE: Sweet & Spicy Shrimp With Rice Noodles
What do you need?
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sambaloelek (ground fresh chile paste, such as Huy Fong)
- 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
- 12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp $
- 4 ounces uncooked flat rice noodles (pad thai noodles)
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted cashews $
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced garlic
- 2 teaspoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
- 1 green Thai chile, halved
- 12 sweet mini peppers, halved
- 3/4 cup matchstick-cut carrot $
- 1/4 teaspoon salt $
- 3/4 cup snow peas, trimmed
- 3/4 cup fresh bean sprouts
Note: This serving is for 4 people.
How do you make it?
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl
- Stir them well with a whisk
- Add shrimp to vinegar mixture; toss to coat
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat
- Carefully drain them with cold water once cooked
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat
- Add oil to pan; swirl to coat
- Add cashews, garlic, ginger, and chile to pan
- Stir-fry these ingredients for 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown
- Remove cashew mixture from pan with a slotted spoon, and set it aside
- Increase heat to high
- Add sweet peppers, carrot, and salt to pan
- Stir-fry for 2 minutes only
- Add shrimp mixture but do not drain
- Stir-fry the whole combination for 2 minutes
- Stir in noodles and peas
- Cook them for 1 minute, tossing to coat
- Return cashew mixture to pan
- Add bean sprouts
- Cook now for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, tossing frequently
& this was the last step! Your low calorie homemade Pad Thai is ready !!!
How many calories would you consume with this?
Good to know!
This is a low-calorie version of the restaurant Pad Thai with no compromise on flavors but a huge compromise on calories (which is a good thing). The sauce used in the recipe is pretty much comparable to the one used in high-end restaurants. This recipe also keeps the noodle portion in check so that you don’t overload on starch.
By : Natural Health News
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