Thai Peanut 
Noodles with Shrimp

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
25 min


  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted, natural peanut butter 
(crunchy or smooth)
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and 
deveined, tails on or off
  • 8 oz brown rice Pad Thai, fettuccine or 
linguine noodles
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage (about 
1/2 small head)
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp each chopped fresh mint and 
cilantro leaves
  • 3 tbsp unsalted peanuts, crushed


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk, tomato juice, peanut butter, fish sauce, lime juice, honey and pepper flakes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil on high heat. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to bowl with coconut milk mixture.
  3. In same large pot, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse well. Add noodles to bowl with shrimp. Add cabbage, onion, mint and cilantro; toss to coat. Top with peanuts.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
  • Calories 224
  • Carbohydrate Content 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content 86 mg
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 548 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g