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.
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
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)