Cilantro Shrimp With Peanut Dip

fresh shrimp from wholesale seafood market in farmington ct


• 2 pounds raw medium to large shrimp, peeled

• 2 cups lightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs

• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

• 2 tablespoons olive oiI

• 1⁄2 teaspoon salt


• 1⁄4 cup chunky-style peanut butter

• 1 teaspoon sugar

• 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder

• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

• 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

• 1 to 2 tablespoons water

• 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Put the shrimp in a bowl. In a blender puree the cilantro, lime juice, oil, and salt and stir it into the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.

In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the sauce, adding enough waler to reach the consistency of a thin mayonnaise.

Preheat the broiler; wilh the oven rack set on the lop level.

Spread the shrimp in a single layer in a large jelly-roll pan and broil the shrimp for about 5 minutes, turning them once, until they are cooked through.

Serve the shrimp with the peanut sauce.

NOTE: Alternatively the shrimp can be threaded onto skewers and grilled on a preheated oiled grill for the same amount of time.

Thanks to Leslie Glover Pendleton for this recipe

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