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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spicy shrimp salad

Made this yesterday, and I do have pictures, but currently no way to get them off my camera, so that will have to wait for later.


  • 250gm (8oz) shrimp. shelled, deveined and cooked (steam or boil it)
  • 1/4 cup coriander/cilantro leaves chopped up (note the difference)
  • 1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce leaves (use the hearts for a different variation)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 Tbsp Maggi hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce (or equivalent - you need something sweet and spicy, so try mixing tabasco + tomato, or use thai sweet chilli sauce)
  • 2-3 tsp honey (this is only if your sauce is too spicy for your liking)
  • One navel orange (we use this for garnish and for its juice)
  • A few mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine sauce, honey, shrimp, lime juice and coriander in a bowl and mix until shrimp and coriander are well coated. You should be able to smell the lime.
  2. Add chopped lettuce on a large plate.
  3. Add shrimp mix over lettuce.
  4. Sprinkle a few drops of orange juice over the salad.
  5. Garnish with orange rings and mint leaves.
  6. Serve chilled.
It came out really well.