Zoodles Pad Thai Style Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4 to 6
 
Zucchini replaces boring rice noodles in this fabulous redo of Pad Thai.
Ingredients
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce or chili paste
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • For the noodles:
  • 4 medium sized zucchinis
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced in ¼ inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 ounces mung bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup diced roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup diced cilantro leaves
Instructions
  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Sprialize the zucchini into ¼ inch wide noodles, cutting every 5 to 6 inches.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add oil and shrimp and saute shrimp for 2 or 3 minutes, until cooked through. Remove shrimp from skillet.
  4. Add carrots to skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, until fork tender. Add in zucchini noodles and saute for one more minute. Add in sauce and stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until most of liquid has evaporated and sauce clings to noodles.
  5. Turn off heat. Toss in the shrimp, bean sprouts and green onions.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of peanuts and cilantro. Serve with a few limes wedges on the side.
Recipe by Healthy Family Recipes at http://www.apronstringsblog.com/zoodles-pad-thai-zucchini-noodles/