Shrimp in Yellow Sauce

Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Use more sambal oelek for extra heat. Shrimp crackers come in a variety of shapes and are available in Asian markets. Total time: 35 minutes.

Spice paste:
1/2  teaspoon grated lime rind
2  tablespoons lime juice
1  to 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (chile paste with garlic)
1  teaspoon fish sauce
1/2  teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2  teaspoon turmeric
3  garlic cloves
2  shallots, chopped
1  (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled

Remaining ingredients:
Cooking spray
1  cup light coconut milk
1  pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Chopped cilantro (optional)

To prepare spice paste, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add spice paste to pan; sauté 1 minute or until fragrant. Add coconut milk and shrimp; simmer 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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