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, and you're ready for dinner.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

Reviews (8)

180 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
06/28/2012
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?
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2012
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.
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2011
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.
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05/20/2010
What is "fish sauce"?
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04/26/2010
love this recipe! really quick and simple to make.. first grilled shrimp recipe that i've tried.. delicious
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01/03/2010
I served this over rice for company last summer. They LOVED it and wanted the recipe. I get hungry just thinking about it.
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08/14/2009
My new favorite shrimp recipe, great with rice to soak up any extra juices. Highly recommend!
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07/22/2009
Great recipe. If you want some spice, add a sliced chile.