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Shrimp in Yellow Sauce

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.

Cooking Light MARCH 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


  • 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)


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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 175
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 24.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.1g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 172mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 302mg
  • Calcium: 72mg

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