Steamed Lemon Grass Shrimp

Steamed Lemon Grass Shrimp Recipe
Jim Bathie
Leaving the tails on the shrimp contributes extra flavor to this Southeast Asian dish. Serve this with brown rice.


4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces shrimp)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 154
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 26.6 g
Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 194 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Calcium 79 mg


1 1/2 pounds unpeeled medium shrimp
2 stalks lemon grass, split lengthwise
2 cups yellow bell pepper strips
1/2 cup (1-inch) diagonally sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped seeded serrano chile
6 cilantro sprigs
2 limes, sliced (about 10 slices)
4 lime wedges


Peel the shrimp, leaving the tails intact. Cut 2 pieces of parchment paper to fit into each rack of a bamboo steamer. Top with lemon grass. Divide the shrimp, bell pepper, and next 5 ingredients (bell pepper through lime slices) between the two racks; cover with steamer lid.

Add water to a wok to a depth of 1 inch, and bring to a boil. Place steamer in wok; steam 7 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove the shrimp mixture from steamer; discard parchment paper. Serve with lime wedges.