This summer style shrimp salad is perfect when the warmer weather hits. You could even barbecue the shrimp to avoid turning on your stove if you'd like. Plus this cold noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce and shrimp is great for taking with you to a picnic, or anywhere else on-the-go! The creamy and spicy peanut sauce with red curry will fire up your tastebuds. Feel free to use whatever protein you like.
Although it may look like a lot of ingredients, most of them you probably have in your pantry already.
Making this shrimp noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce is SO easy. All you need is about 30 minutes total!
Start by making the spicy peanut sauce.
In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Add more water as needed to thin and remove from the heat and set aside in a jar or bowl.
Next, it's time to make the shrimp. The great thing about making these shrimp is that you only need to toss them in some spices before cooking. And cooking only takes about 5 minutes!
Season the shrimp with the gochugaru, garlic, ginger and salt.
Then, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a splash of avocado oil and toss in the shrimp. Cook for two to three minutes per side, until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
Now it's time to cook the noodles. Be sure to cook them according to your package directions and rinse them with cold water. Add them to a large bowl.
Add the cabbage and carrot to the noodles and pour in about half of the dressing. Toss to combine.
Next, add in the shrimp and green onions and toss again, adding more sauce. Garnish with peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges.
Before serving, add more sauce as needed as the noodles will soak it up. Enjoy!
Soba noodles are a thin Japanese noodle made of buckwheat, which is a naturally gluten-free pseudo grain. However, many soba noodles are mixed with wheat flour to keep it from falling apart. You can read more about buckwheat here on Bon Appétit.
Soba noodles are also higher in protein and fibre than other noodles which is another reason I love using them.
I really really love noodles, especially soba noodles, so be sure to check out these other fun recipes!
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This perfect cold noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce is great for warmer weather and packing a lunch to-go. Toss in some seasoned shrimp or other protein and it's a full meal.