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Thai Lime Shrimp & Noodles

The flavors just keep popping in this quick dinner! Use as much lime zest and chili paste as you like. My family is into spicy foods, but I kept the heat moderate in this version. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 zest

Directions

  • 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 zest.
  • Drain pasta; add pasta and shrimp to sauce, tossing to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 462 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 874mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • Lori
    Mar 3, 2019

    Can Thai red curry paste be used as a substitute for the Thai red chili paste?

  • cinderbe
    Jan 31, 2018

    Can I replace the coconut milk with something else?

  • Jami4
    Mar 6, 2016

    Excellent! Husband and kids loved it.

  • DREAMYDRAGONQQ
    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!