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
Recommended: 65 Heart-Healthy Suppers
- 1 cup minced fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 4 teaspoons Thai red chili paste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
- Place the first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Remove 1 tablespoon mixture; toss with shrimp.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the shrimp mixture; stir-fry 2-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and shrimp mixture.
- Add broth, coconut milk, salt and remaining basil mixture to same pan. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in lime peel.
- Drain pasta; add pasta and shrimp to sauce, tossing to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Thai Lime Shrimp & Noodles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p140
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016
"Excellent! Husband and kids loved it."
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016
"Loved the fusion of flavors. Made it exactly except a little less chili paste. Had guest over and he loved it too!"