Recipe: Klondike Thai Peanut Shrimp

Bring the ocean to the forest with Klondike Thai Peanut Shrimp.
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Bring the ocean to the forest with Klondike Thai Peanut Shrimp.

Servings: 2–3

Total Weight: 1 pound

Weight per Serving: about 7 ounces

Required Equipment on the Trail:

Cook pot

Can opener

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Nestle Nido whole powdered milk

1/2 cup shredded coconut 1

3 1/2-ounce envelope A Taste of Thai peanut sauce mix

2 3-ounce packages ramen noodles (discard flavoring packages)

1 4-ounce can Chicken of the Sea shrimp (or dried shrimp)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

2 cups water, added on the trail

Preparation at Home:

1. In a blender, pulverize milk powder and shredded coconut together.

2. Place coconut-milk powder in a small ziplock bag.

3. Carry Thai sauce mix, ramen noodles, shrimp, oil, and peanuts separately.

Preparation on the Trail:

1. Add coconut-milk powder, Thai sauce mix, and oil to 2 cups water. Stir then bring to a boil.

2. Add ramen noodles and shrimp, along with liquid from can, to the boiling water.

3. Continue to cook for about 3 minutes or until noodles become soft.

4. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve.

Gordon Abraham, Los Altos, California, The Scout’s Backpacking Cookbook