Grilled Shrimp with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Recipe type: Appetizer, Grilled
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (light or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (or crushed red pepper)
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (reserve a small amount for garnish)
  1. To prepare the shrimp, pat them dry with paper toweling. Set your grill to medium-high heat (or use an indoor grill pan over medium high), and grill the shrimp until they are just curled and cooked through--about two minutes per side, depending on the size. Set aside.
  2. For the peanut sauce, combine all remaining ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. If you like a thinner sauce, add more coconut milk and blend again. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Spoon the sauce into a serving bowl, sprinkle with the reserved cilantro, and serve with the shrimp. Both the sauce and the shrimp are good either hot or at room temperature, so this dish can be made in advance.
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