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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

1 spaghetti squash, cooked
1/2 pound shrimp
3 tablespoons fish sauce (optional, see note)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 small hot chile, seeded and sliced very thin
1 red bell pepper, cut into matchstick slivers
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
1 cup bean sprouts
Chopped fresh basil or cilantro (optional)
2 tablespoons bottled peanut sauce (optional, see note)
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts (optional)

Prepare the spaghetti squash
. Meanwhile, steam the shrimp (15 minutes in the steamer or 2 minutes in boiling water.) Rinse in cold water and peel. Combine the fish sauce, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar and hot chile in a small dish and mix well. Stir it into the spaghetti squash and add the other ingredients -- steamed shrimp, red pepper, green onions, bean sprouts and basil or cilantro. Stir in the peanut sauce and sprinkle with the peanuts. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

6-8 servings

Note: Fish sauce and peanut sauce can be found in the Asian section of many supermarkets or in any Asian market.

June 7th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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