Shrimp-and-Peanut-SaladServes: Makes 4 servings
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

This is a salad that eats like a meal! You’ll love the combination of peanuts and seafood with a splash of Asian flavours.


2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ cup (60 mL) peanut oil

3 tomatoes, in wedges

⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped shallot

1 green chili, chopped

¼ cup (60 mL) fish sauce

¼ cup (60 mL) lemon juice

salt, to taste

2 slices ginger

2 cups (500 mL) water

500 g peeled shrimp

½ cup (125 mL) roasted, salted peanuts, chopped


Stir-fry garlic in a thick skillet with oil, moving constantly to brown evenly. When it turns a nice golden color remove from heat, discard half the garlic and pour the other half and the oil in a bowl, allow to cool and add tomatoes, shallot, chili, fish sauce and lemon juice.

On the other hand, heat water in a saucepan, add sliced ginger and when the water boils add the shrimp, bring again to a boil and remove from heat. Drain shrimp and rinse with cold water. Add the shrimp to the bowl of tomatoes and add peanuts, stir well and serve immediately.


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