Peanut-Lime Shrimp with Rice

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This recipe calls for a slow sear that helps to ensure that the shrimp don't overcook. Ingredients including lime, cilantro and peanuts compliment the sweet flavor of shrimp.

Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

SHRIMP

  • lbs Shrimp, large, (31/35 count)
  • ½ tsp Salt

RICE

  • cups Water
  • 1 cup White rice, long grain
  • ½ tsp Salt

SPICE MIXTURE

  • 1 tsp Coriander , ground
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp Paprika , sweet
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Sugar, white
  • ½ tsp Red pepper flakes

SAUCE AND GARNISH

  • 1 tbsp Neutral oil
  • ½ tsp Sugar, white
  • 1 tsp Neutral oil
  • ½ cup Cilantro , chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 3 tbsp Peanuts , dry roasted, chopped course
  • For garnish Lime , wedges

METHOD

  • In a large bowl, toss shrimp with salt and set aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, about 16 to 18 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine coriander, black pepper, paprika, garlic, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt. Set aside.
  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towel. Add neutral oil and sugar to bowl with shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Add shrimp to a large, cold skillet in single layer and cook over high heat until undersides of shrimp are lightly brown and edges turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Use tongs to flip each shrimp; let stand until second side is opaque, about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to plate and set aside.
  • Add neutral oil to the same skillet. Add spice mixture from step 5 and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Off heat, return shrimp to skillet. Add cilantro and lime juice and toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  • Using a fork, fluff the rice. Serve with shrimp, garnished with lime wedges.

NOTES

  • If your shrimp are treated with additives, skip the salting in step 1
  • If you prefer to grind your own spices, you can use fresh coriander
  • You can substitute sweet paprika for smoked paprika