Smoky grilled shrimp play well against the cooling herbs and noodles of the salad. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes, plus at least 15 minutes to marinate. Notes: Soak the skewers in water for at least 1/2 hour before grilling. You can use a grill pan or broiler instead of a grill.

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Credit: Lisa Romerein

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40 mins
Makes 4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon grass, garlic, chili sauce, fish sauce, sugar, olive oil, lime juice, pepper, and green onions. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Let marinate 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 1 hour in the refrigerator.

  • Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for high heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above grill level only 2 to 3 seconds). Brush grill with vegetable oil. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill until curled, pink, and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove skewers and garnish with mint.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; calories from fat 45%; protein 22g; fat 13g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 1.6g; sodium 598mg; cholesterol 140mg.