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Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Peanuts

The style of the dish is Vietnamese, but the shrimp is pure Louisiana. Just grill until pink, and toss with a peanut-and-lime sauce.

  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound (about 15) jumbo shrimp, shells on
  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Zest limes into a bowl. Squeeze in juice from 1 lime, and whisk in fish sauce and sugar.

  2. Step 2

    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, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Step 3

    Toss shrimp with fish-sauce mixture, cilantro, peanuts, and scallions. Juice remaining lime over shrimp.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2009

Reviews (8)

  • 28 Jun, 2012

    I made this last night and it was super tasty.
    Question: what do you do with the shells? I cooked the shrimp and then put them in the salad but when it was time to eat I had to take the shells off with my hands. What a mess. Is this right? Should the shells come off before the salad is served?

  • 23 Mar, 2012

    What a great combination, and so easy to make. I served it with some scallion rice and it was a huge hit. I highly recommend this recipe.

  • 8 Feb, 2011

    Fish sauce is a Thai or Asian sauce make with fish. It should be in the ethnic food aisle in any good grocery store or of course in an Asian grocery store.

  • 20 May, 2010

    What is "fish sauce"?

  • 26 Apr, 2010

    love this recipe! really quick and simple to make.. first grilled shrimp recipe that i've tried.. delicious

  • 3 Jan, 2010

    I served this over rice for company last summer. They LOVED it and wanted the recipe. I get hungry just thinking about it.

  • 14 Aug, 2009

    My new favorite shrimp recipe, great with rice to soak up any extra juices. Highly recommend!

  • 22 Jul, 2009

    Great recipe. If you want some spice, add a sliced chile.