Asian Coconut-Milk Shrimp


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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds shelled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Steamed rice, for serving
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large skillet, heat the canola oil. When it begins to shimmer, add the chopped shallot and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in the jalapeño and lime zest, then pour in the coconut milk. Add the sugar, season generously with salt and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until opaque, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped cilantro. Spoon the shrimp and sauce over steamed rice, sprinkle with the peanuts and serve.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published February 2001

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