Thursday, April 15, 2010

Martha's Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime and Peanuts

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Corinne and I made this dish together a few months ago. The recipe came from Martha Stewart Living Magazine and is Vietnamese style. You just grill the shrimp until pink, and toss it with the peanut and lime sauce at the easy. It's a little messy to peel, but tastes so tender and delicious. Serve it with lots of big napkins. Costco sells nice fresh, large-size, jumbo shrimp that works well in this recipe, if you don't have a good fish market nearby.

2 limes
2 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 lb jumbo shrimp, shells on (about 15)
2 tsp safflower oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped

Zest the limes into a bowl.  Squeeze in the juice from one lime. Whisk in the fish sauce and sugar. Preheat grill to high. Brush shrimp with oil on both sides, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill until pink and firm to the touch, about 2-3 minutes per side. Toss shrimp with fish sauce mixture, cilantro, peanuts and green onions. Juice remaining lime over the shrimp.

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