Gently smashing fresh cucumber slices helps them absorb more vinaigrette, almost as if they've been marinating overnight. Serve over hot cooked brown rice.

Mark Driskill
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Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: shrimp and about 1/2 cup cucumber mixture)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes on each side. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce; cook 30 seconds.

  • Place remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and remaining ingredients in a large ziplock bag; seal and shake. Lay bag flat on a cutting board. Use a rolling pin or the side of a knife to gently smash cucumber mixture a few times so that slices just begin to break into large pieces. Serve cucumber mixture with shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; fat 15.3g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 6.1g; poly fat 6.2g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 143mg; iron 1mg; sodium 410mg; calcium 75mg; sugars 5g; added sugar 4g.