Asian Shrimp Salad

Recipe courtesy Padma Lakshmi
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: --

ingredients

FOR THE SHRIMP PASTE:
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and de-veined
FOR THE VEGETABLES:
FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 3 dashes Asian hot chili oil, or to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
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Directions

Make the paste: In a blender combine the first 9 ingredients and blend until pureed. In a bowl toss the shrimp with the paste and let marinate while prepping the vegetables.

Make the salad: In a large bowl combine the 6 salad vegetables. Make the dressing: In a bowl whisk together the 6 salad dressing vegetables. Spray a large skillet set over moderately high heat with some vegetable oil and heat until hot. Add the shrimp and cook, turning, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until just cooked. Add the shrimp to the salad bowl, drizzle with dressing to taste, and toss. Divide among serving dishes and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

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