Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce
Recipe: Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce
Makes: 24 / Prep time: 20 minutes / Total time: 30 minutes (plus chilling time)
1/3 cup mild sweet chili sauce
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice or white vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil, optional
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, peeled, pressed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon mild sweet chili sauce
1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 count), peeled, deveined, tails on
2 tablespoons canola oil
In a small bowl, combine all the cilantro sauce ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. The sauce should be sweet with a hint of spice. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To prepare the shrimp, use a large bowl and whisk together the salt, garlic, brown sugar, lemon juice and chili sauce. Add the shrimp and set aside for 15 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 6 minutes.
Remove the shrimp to a platter and cool. Once cool, chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Arrange on a platter with the sauce or serve on skewers.
From and tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis based on 1 shrimp with 1 teaspoon sauce. 10 calories (53% from fat), 1 gram fat (0 grams sat. fat), 1 gram carbohydrates, 0 grams protein, 117 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 grams fiber.