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Shrimp in Yellow Sauce

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Use more sambal oelek for extra heat. Shrimp crackers come in a variety of shapes and are available in Asian markets. Total time: 35 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Spice paste:
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (chile paste with garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Chopped cilantro (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 175
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 24.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.1 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 172 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 302 mg
  • calcium 72 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare spice paste, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add spice paste to pan; sauté 1 minute or until fragrant. Add coconut milk and shrimp; simmer 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.