The flavors just pop in this quick dinner! You can add more or less lime peel and chili paste according to personal taste. My family likes spicy foods, but I kept the heat moderate in this version. —Teri Lee Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Peanut butter gives this tasty blend of red peppers, snow peas and shrimp its Thai flavor, while ginger and red pepper flakes spice it up. The colorful main dish, served over pasta, was sent in by Jeanne Fisher of Simi Valley, California.
Judy Brown of Rockdale, Texas makes her own picante sauce for this beefy dish, but she suggests you can also use a store-bought brand. "My husband doesn't care for Asian food," Judy writes, "but he likes this great dish with its Mexican flair."
"After having peanut sauce in an Asian restaurant, I fell in love with the flavor and began experimenting. I came up with my own lower-fat version," says Lynne Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City, Utah. "We eat this pasta dish often."
A hint of curry makes this meal-in-one a vibrant change of pace from weeknight staples. "I like to add a dash of red pepper flakes to the stir-fry for extra spice," shares Judie White of Florien, Louisiana.
"Every time I make this tender chicken, people ask for the recipe," relates Deborah DiLaura English from Casper, Wyoming. "A friend of mine shared the recipe, which she got from her sister-in-law who's from the Philippines."
Clara Coulston of Washington Court House, Ohio combines yesterday's chicken with mandarin oranges, crisp veggies and spaghetti for a colorful medley. TIP: For a change of pace Clara used citrus-flavored stir-fry sauce.
"I received this recipe from a friend when I was trying to eat more meatless meals," says Louisville, Kentucky's Denise Lee. "Much to my surprise, my family didn't mind the tofu and still ask me to make it all time."
“I love shrimp and I’m always looking for new ways to fix it,” explains Josie Smith from Winamac, Indiana. This attractive shrimp combination features crunchy peanuts and vegetables with a pleasant hint of ginger.