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Coconut Noodle Shrimp

2 pkg (3 oz each) any flavor ramen noodles soup mix
1/2 cup lite coconut milk (or 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 tsp coconut extract)
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb cooked, cleaned large shrimp
1/2 seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices
4 scallions, sliced diagonally

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large skillet. Break each package of noodles into 4 sections; add to boiling water (save seasoning packets for another use). Cover skillet, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, make dressing: Whisk coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl to blend.

Drain noodles; toss with the shrimp, cucumber, scallions and dressing.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 457 calories, 34 g protein, 34 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 22 g fat (7 g sat fat), 221 mg cholesterol, 723 mg sodium

11/15/05 Woman's Day