Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thai Shrimp


This Thai Shrimp recipe was a totally different taste than what we are used to in my kitchen. I was very nervous that Todd wouldn't like it but he gave it a 8.8 for his Todd Rating! This whole meal only took about 30 minutes to make (including the Cilantro Lime Rice) and will be added to our recipe repertoire for weeknight dinners. I changed a few ingredients based on what I had in the fridge... I mean, who keeps safflower oil on hand? Certainly not me!


  • 2 limes
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lb (about 15) jumbo shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (optional)
  • S&P
  • 1/4-1/2 c chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 c chopped salted peanuts
  1. Heat your grill to high; we used our George Foreman. If you don't have grill access, you can use a saute pan.
  2. Pat your shrimp dry and toss in S&P.
  3. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Since I used the GF, it only took a total of 2 minutes on high. If you want, you can use the oil to grease the grill/pan.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the juice of one lime, the zest of two limes, soy sauce and sugar.
  5. Toss the shrimp in the sauce.
  6. Add the cilantro and peanuts and toss again.
  7. That's it.


  1. This looks delish! Thanks so much for the receipe! I have just become a happy follower!

  2. This looks so delicious! I love cilantro lime rice too. I am definitely going to be trying this one!!

  3. Looks great! Shrimp pad thai is one of my favorites...would love to try this!

  4. @Cheryl @ a pretty cool life.

    Thanks for stopping by. If you try it, let me know what you think!

  5. @Amber Branconier

    Thanks! It was and it was also super easy to make!

  6. Not only is this a delicious-looking dish, you did such a great job on the photography as well! Popping by from the 36th Ave blog hop. I enjoyed my visit!

    Warmly, Michelle

    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle! I'm glad you enjoyed the photography; it is always a challenge to get good photos in my dark, cave-like kitchen!


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