Peanut Sauce Ingredients
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter ( I used Peanut Wonder)
1/3 cup water
2 Tb soy sauce
1-1/2 Tb rice vinegar
2 tsp chile paste with garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cups cooked linguine (8ounces uncooked)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin julienne strips
3/4 cup chopped and seeded cucumber
1/4 cup green onion cut on a diagonal
3 Tb chopped roasted peanuts
2 Tb chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges (optional)
To prepare the sauce, combine the first 6 ingredients and 1/4 tsp. salt; stir with a wire whisk.
To prepare the shrimp, spray with the cooking oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Grill over medium high heat for about 3 minutes or until slightly pink (be careful to not overcook).
To prepare the pasta, combine peanut sauce, shrimp, noodles, bell pepper, cucumber, and onions in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired. Yields:4 servings. Adapted from Myrecipes.com.