Spicy Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Spicy Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

A spicy vibrant shrimp salad nestled in a crispy lettuce cup drizzled with a refreshing lime cilantro dressing is just what your doctor ordered to help you with that case of the winter blues. Are all of your family and friends rubbing it in that have gone on this amazing tropical destination? Are you still shovelling...

Ingredients

  • shrimp - 1.5 pound large (washed, shelled and deveined)
  • canola oil - 1 tablespoon
  • chili peppers - 1 teaspoon fresh chopped (optional)
  • ginger - 1 teaspoon freshly minced
  • garlic - 2 cloves finely minced
  • green bell pepper - 1/2 pepper chopped finely
  • yellow bell pepper - 1/2 pepper chopped finely
  • red bell pepper - 1/2 pepper chopped finely
  • shallots - 3 chopped finely (can exchange with 2 spring onions or 1 tablespoon regular onions)
  • cucumber - 1/2 cup chopped
  • carrots - 1 large cut up into thin strips with a mandolin or chopped finely
  • mung beans (bean sprouts) - 1 cup
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • rice vinegar - 1 tablespoon
  • sugar or sugar alternative - 2 teaspoons palm sugar or brown sugar (if diabetic exchange with 2 packets of sweet and low or other favourite sugar alternative)
  • lime juice - juice of 2 small key limes or 1 large regular lime
  • fish sauce - 2-3 tablespoons
  • garlic - 1 clove finely minced
  • white pepper - 1/8 teaspoon
  • sesame oil - 2 teaspoons or to taste (if you do not have sesame oil exchange with olive oil, coconut oil or canola oil)
  • cilantro - 1/2 cup roughly chopped
  • chili peppers - 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh (optional- if you like it spicy- leave out if not)
  • lettuce - head of butter cup lettuce leaves washed and dried separated from the stalk
Read the whole recipe on Bam's Kitchen