Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles


A staple for me in college, this is a sweet, salty, nutty dish that can be cooked up in less than 15 minutes. Measurements for the sauce can be adjusted for your taste, but with these ingredients, you can't go wrong! I use pre-washed, pre-cut broccoli florets to cut down on prep time as well.

Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 10 ounces dried Japanese udon noodles

  • 20 uncooked large shrimp - peeled, deveined, tails left intact

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts (Optional)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, black vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Stir in the udon noodles and cook for 5 minutes. Add the frozen shrimp to the pot of boiling noodles and cook for about 3 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and opaque. Turn the stove off, but do not remove pot from the heat. Stir in the broccoli, cover, and let sit for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Drain the noodles, broccoli, and shrimp. In a large serving bowl, toss together the noodles, broccoli, shrimp, and the peanut butter sauce. Garnish with chopped peanuts.


Black vinegar and sesame oil can be found at most Asian food stores.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
19g Fat
64g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 708mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 554mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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