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Recipe Roulette – 15 min Thai-inspired Shrimp Pasta

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 381
Protein 28g
Fat 13g
Carbs 37g
Total Time 15 minutes

Recipe Roulette - 15 min Thai Shrimp Pasta

I gave myself 15 minutes to create a recipe based off random criteria I drew from a bowl using ONLY the ingredients I currently had in my fridge.  In the bowl were numbers representing the MAX number of ingredients I could use and various types of cuisines (Mediterranean, Thai, Chinese, soul food, Mexican, etc).  Garnish and common ingredients like onion, garlic and oil did not count against the number of ingredients.

I drew:

  • 7 ingredients
  • Thai

So I created this AMAZING recipe for Thai-inspired shrimp pasta

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Thai Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

Recipe Roulette - 15 min Thai Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 6oz wheat fettuccine (or noodles/pasta of your choice)
  • 8oz (227g) sugar snap peas
  • 1 1/4lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (OR tofu)
  • 1 can (13.5oz) LITE coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  • 2 carrots, julienned into noodles
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  •  Garnish
    • lime
    • cilantro
    • peanuts
Steps
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta.  Cook according to instructions given, then set aside.
  2. Set a large nonstick skillet on HIGH heat.  Once hot, spray with oil – I used avocado oil – and add the sugar snap peas.  Sear for about 1 – 2 minutes until you begin to see some sear marks, then add the shrimp and cook for an additional 2 -3 minutes.  It is ok if the shrimp is not fully cooked after adding 3 minutes – you will cook it more later. Remove from the skillet and place skillet back on heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, then pour in coconut milk and red curry paste.  Stir everything together until the smooth and the color turns pink.  If the sauce is boiling, reduce the heat even more and/or remove the skillet from the heat for a second or 2.  Add in the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  4. While the sauce is coming together, julienne the carrots (I.e., cut them into noodles using a peeler or a spiralizer).
  5. Add the cooked pasta and carrots to the sauce and toss together.  Then fold in the shrimp and peas.  Reduce the heat and ensure everything is well mixed.  Cook together for the 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!

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Calories
381
Protein
28g
Fat
13g
Carbs
37g
Sodium
Fiber
8g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.