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Thai Coconut Shrimp

March 14, 2011

The red pepper flakes add a lot of heat to this dish.  Leave them out for a much more mild flavor.  Sauce would also be great with chicken or pork.

2 c. broccoli florets

2/3 c. light coconut milk

1 T. tomato paste

3 T. peanut butter

1 tsp ground ginger

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 lime, juiced

1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1 c. bean sprouts

24 medium raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and rinsed

In a bowl combine coconut milk, tomato paste, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, pepper flakes and lime juice.  Whisk with a fork.

Simmer coconut mixture, bell pepper, broccoli and bean sprouts over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent clumping.  Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes, flip over and cook for one more minute.  Serve over noodles.