South Pacific Shrimp

South Pacific Shrimp

Makes: 4 servings, 1 generous cup each
Active Time: 25 minutes (including peeling shrimp)
Total Time: 45 minutes

Vibrant Southeast Asian seasonings are a natural with shrimp. Freeze any leftover coconut milk or refrigerate it for several days; you can use it instead of broth or water to cook rice or enrich a curry.

Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 0 out of 5 Stars
BY 42 PEOPLE
Your rating: None (42 votes)

Ingredients

Marinade & shrimp

  • 1/3 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tips)
  • 2 serrano chiles, or jalapeno peppers, preferably red, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, (30-40 per pound), peeled and deveined (see Tips)

Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced seeded tomato
  • 4 cups baby spinach

Preparation

  1. Combine coconut milk, chiles, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain well, reserving marinade.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning once, until barely pink, about 30 seconds per side; transfer to a plate. Add tomato and spinach to the pan; cook, stirring, until the spinach starts to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add the reserved marinade; simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the pan; heat through. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

Tips: Freeze any leftover coconut milk or refrigerate it for several days; you can use it instead of broth or water to cook rice or enrich a curry or rice pudding (visit www.eatingwell.com for recipe suggestions).

Cooking with frozen shrimp: Individually quick-frozen shrimp, sold in resealable bags, are convenient to keep in your freezer. Thaw in a covered bowl in the refrigerator. If you’re in a hurry, place shrimp in a colander under cold running water for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 176
  • % Daily values *
  • 8% Total Fat 5g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 57% Cholesterol 172mg
  • 9% Potassium 302mg
  • 11% Sodium 258mg
  • 3% Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • 4% Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 4g
  • 48% Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

© Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Powered by EatingWell Brought to you by Million Hearts®