Warm Sesame Shrimp and Eggplant Salad

To save time, purchase peeled and deveined shrimp at your grocery store.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 233
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 26.6 g
Carbohydrate 16.4 g
Fiber 5.1 g
Cholesterol 172 mg
Iron 4.5 mg
Sodium 693 mg
Calcium 207 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil, divided
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled
2 red bell peppers, seeded and quartered
1 eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices (about 3/4 pound)
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
6 cups coarsely chopped bok choy
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

Preheat broiler.

Combine 2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt, and shrimp in a bowl. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 10 minutes.

Flatten bell pepper pieces with hand. Place bell pepper and eggplant on a baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Broil 10 minutes or until tender, turning pieces occasionally. Cut bell pepper and eggplant into 1-inch pieces.

Combine 1 teaspoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic, vinegar, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, and ginger in a small bowl.

Sprinkle shrimp with sesame seeds. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, and sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Place in a large bowl.

Add bok choy and water to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes or until bok choy wilts. Add bell pepper, eggplant, bok choy, onions, and cilantro to shrimp. Drizzle with vinegar mixture; toss.

Note:

Lia Mack Huber,

June 2002