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Seared Shrimp with Thai Cocktail Sauce

Yield 3 servings (serving size: 7 shrimp and 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
Mint and sambal oelek brighten traditional cocktail sauce. Chili sauce, found near ketchup in the supermarket, is a blend of tomatoes, chili powder, onions, and spices.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bottled chili sauce (such as Heinz)
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste), divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 21 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 191
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 30.8 g
  • carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 230 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 283 mg
  • calcium 81 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in 1 teaspoon sambal oelek.

  2. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon sambal oelek, black pepper, and shrimp, tossing gently to coat.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with sauce.