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Tamarind-Glazed Honey Shrimp

Tamarind-Glazed Honey Shrimp 10.000

Jonathan Ernst for The Washington Post

Apr 22, 2009

This shrimp makes a lovely lunch or dinner when served over Boston lettuce or steamed white rice.

For a cocktail party, it can be served warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead: The shrimp need to marinate for at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Servings: 10
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons store-bought tamarind-date chutney
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2-inch peeled ginger root, grated
  • 1 pound uncooked medium (41 to 50 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

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Combine the lemon juice, salt, crushed red pepper flakes (if using), coriander seeds, chutney, honey and ginger in a resealable plastic food storage bag.

Add the shrimp and seal the bag, pressing out as much air as possible. Massage to coat the shrimp evenly. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers.

Add the shrimp and all of the marinade, being mindful of the splatters.

Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are no longer translucent.

Transfer to a bowl and pour any pan juices over the shrimp. If serving as hors d'oeuvres, place 2 or 3 shrimp on long skewers.

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Adapted from "Modern Spice," by Monica Bhide (Simon and Schuster, 2009).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 59

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 1g 2%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 57mg 19%

Sodium: 305mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 6g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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