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Garlic-Chili Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Noodles and Broccoli


This may seem like a lot of work but this delicious meal should be ready well under an hour.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 32 large frozen shrimp, (1 1/2 pounds), peeled, deveined, thawed
  • Garlic-Chili Oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds (1 to 2 heads) broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick


  1. Make peanut noodles: Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions; drain and rinse with cool water.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add spaghetti, season with salt, and toss to combine; set aside.

  3. Make shrimp skewers and broccoli: Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Thread shrimp onto 8 skewers (4 shrimp each); transfer to a broiler pan or broilerproof baking sheet. (If using bamboo or wooden skewers, cover exposed parts with aluminum foil to prevent scorching.) Dividing evenly, spoon 2 tablespoons garlic-chile oil onto shrimp; set aside.

  4. Place broccoli, 1 tablespoon Garlic-Chili Oil, and 3/4 cup water in a large skillet. Simmer, covered, over medium heat, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, broil shrimp until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with noodles and broccoli; drizzle all with remaining garlic-chile oil.

Cook's Notes

You can use either metal, bamboo, or wooden skewers for this recipe; they should be at least 8 inches long.

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