For the sauce:
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. sriracha
1 lime, juiced
2 garlic cloves (I heat them up for a few seconds to remove some of the zing)
4 Tbsp. all natural peanut butter (extra oil on the top is okay)
2 Tbsp. honey
4 tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari (I would def recommend low sodium)
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup water
For the shrimp marinade (optional):
Juice of 2 limes
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. red chili flakes
1 Tbsp. pureed ginger
Salt and pepper
For the rest of the dish:
1 red pepper, sliced long ways and then in half again
1 yellow pepper, sliced long ways and then in half again
12 oz. Broccoli florets
10 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 cup spinach
1 tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper (as desired)
1 lb. spaghetti or linguine
1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
Chopped cilantro, for garnish
Sliced scallions, for garnish
Sliced limes, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Marinate shrimp in the above "shrimp marinade" ingredients for at least an hour (you can keep it in the marinade all day, but not overnight). Keep in fridge.
In a bowl, toss peppers and broccoli with about 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1-2 tsp. sriracha, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Veggies should come out slightly browned, but not too soft.
While vegetables are roasting, you can start to sauté the spinach and mushrooms. Using enough olive oil to lightly cover the whole pan, add sliced mushrooms and a bit of salt, pepper and cayenne. Allow mushrooms to shrivel and soften, then add the spinach. Cook until spinach is totally wilted. Set aside.
To make the sauce, add sriracha, lime juice, garlic cloves, peanut butter, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce and water to a food processor. Blend until totally combined.
Boil water in a large pasta pot. When water is boiling, begin to sauté the shrimp in a medium pan. This doesn't take very long. Just a couple of minutes per side, until shrimp is totally pink and cooked through. Once water is boiling, add salt and pasta to the pot and cook according to package instructions. When pasta is done, drain and return to pot. Mix in the roasted veggies, mushrooms, spinach, shrimp and peanut sauce. Toss until well coated.
Serve with whatever garnishes you like. My faves are sliced scallions, chopped cilantro and lime slices. Also, please keep in mind that as long as you have the sauce and the pasta, that's really all you need. Feel free to play around with whatever kinds of vegetables or protein you'd like. Mix it up; creativity is key!