Recently we have been making a conscious effort to increase our intake of whole wheat products in one form or another.....although being Indian and that too from North India we do eat whole wheat chapatis everyday.But to incorporate whole wheat or whole grains in other cuisines.So when I wanted to make this dish I bought Wheat noodles and believe me the taste increases multifold.

8 ounces uncooked wheat noodles
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
2 teaspoons sesame oil (optional)
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons peanut oil /vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 pound medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped scallions
Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish, optional

1.Cook noodles according to package directions.
2.Always cook wheat noodles in plenty of boiling water. Some Asian cooks recommend cooking them until they're al dente (cooked through, but still firm), while others suggest cooking them a bit longer to make them softer. Rinse the noodles in cold water after they're done and let them drain.
3.Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil, and hot sauce.
4.Whisk until blended and set pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes.
5.Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
6.Add ginger and garlic and saute 2 minutes.
7.Add bell pepper and saute 2 minutes.
8.Add shrimp and saute 2 minutes.
9.Add 1 cup of the peanut sauce sauce and simmer 2 minutes, until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through.
10.Drain noodles and add to shrimp mixture. Toss to combine.
11.Transfer noodle mixture to 4 individual plates and top each serving with peanuts, scallions and cilantro, if desired.
12.Reserve remaining peanut sauce for additional meals or if you want to add more to this meal.Infact this peanut sauce goes well with spring rolls and egg rolls too.