w/Spicy Mango Basil Salsa & Lime Jasmine Rice
Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman
Yield: 2 to 4 servings
I marinate the shrimp in a sweet and spicy coconut milk marinade then I cook them in a dry pan. The salsa finishes it off with more sweetness and heat. Basil keeps the tongue awake through it all.Salsa:
1 mango, peeled and finely diced
3 scallions, sliced
5 basil leaves, julienned
1 lime, juiced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 fresh jalapenos, sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
½ inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
2 TB dark brown sugar
2 TB soy sauce
½ lime, zested
¼ cup coconut milk
Small handful basil leaves, torn
2 TB vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
15 grinds pepper
1 lb peeled, deveined shrimp
Lime Jasmine Rice, recipe follows
For the salsa: Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Make up to a day in advance. Keep covered in the refrigerator.
For the shrimp: In a mixing bowl, combine jalapenos, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime zest, coconut milk, basil, vegetable oil, salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours, refrigerated.
Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat. Use tongs or a fork to remove the shrimp from the marinade and place in an even layer in the pan, reserving the marinade. Cook the shrimp until well browned on each side, turning once, about 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer cooked shrimp to a serving plate.
Add reserved marinade to pan, bring to a boil and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Pour over the cooked shrimp and serve with Lime Jasmine Rice and Mango Salsa.
Lime Jasmine Rice:
1 cup jasmine rice
¾ cup coconut milk
1 cup water
½ lime, zested
Put the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover and gently simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 12 to 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in the lime zest. Serve immediately.
This was really tasty and easy. I prepared the marinade for the shrimp and let them hang out for about 3 hours, and the salsa hung out for the same amount of time. And when it came time to cook, in the time the rice cooked, dinner was done!!! And it was soo good. I was really suprised that this dish wasn't more spicy. The two jalapenos with the garlic and ginger. I'm guessing the coconut milk tamed the heat. And the salsa. Mmmmm. With the rice, it was all just divine. I can't wait to make this again!