Kung Pao Shrimp and Noodles

Posted: May 9

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Kung Pao Shrimp and Noodles lets you do the impossible: enjoy takeout-level stir-fry without ever having to pick up a menu! Tender noodles, sweet and savory shrimp, and crunchy peanuts are sautéed in a tangy and spicy sauce for an irresistible dish. Mixed with bright bell peppers and crunchy green onions, Kung Pao Shrimp and Noodles has everything you could want in your takeout favorite, only fresher and more flavorful. It's ready in just 40 minutes, beating out takeout in a race to the table. Ordering out will seem redundant with this dish.


• 1 pound spaghetti • 2 teaspoons sesame oil • 3 green onions, thinly sliced • 2 teaspoons ginger, freshly minced • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined • kosher salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 2 bell peppers, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons cornstarch • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce • 2 tablespoons sriracha • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar • 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted • cilantro, optional, freshly chopped, for garnish


Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 2

Add the pasta to the pot and cook it to al dente according to the package directions.

Step 3

Drain the pasta.

Step 4

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the sesame oil.

Step 5

Add the green onions and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 6

Add the shrimp.

Step 7

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Cook the shrimp until opaque and cooked through at 145 degrees F, about 3 minutes.

Step 9

Transfer the shrimp from the skillet.

Step 10

Heat the olive oil in the same skillet.

Step 11

Add the bell peppers and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 12

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 13

Add the cornstarch and stir to combine.

Step 14

Pour in the soy sauce, chicken broth, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and rice vinegar, and whisk until combined.

Step 15

Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 16

Add the pasta, shrimp, and peanuts to the skillet, tossing to combine them with the sauce.

Step 17

Garnish with cilantro.

Step 18


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