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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp

with Chinese-Style Slaw

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp - An Asian dish with a crunchy kick: Spicy shrimp on a bed of crisp, raw cabbage

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500
calories
Calories
50 min.
Preparation
1 hr 15 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
¼
Napa cabbage (about 250 grams)
1
small Carrot (about 50 grams)
1
small Red onion
½
¼ cup
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
2 sprigs
3 tablespoons
1
2 tablespoons
1
3
8
Shrimp (with shell, each 50 grams)
2 tablespoons
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Wok, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 1

Trim cabbage, then rinse and dry. Slice cabbage into thin strips and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little salt, mix well and let stand for 30 minutes.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 2

Meanwhile, peel carrot and red onion, then cut both into thin strips. Squeeze juice from lime.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 3

In another bowl, mix together coconut milk, powdered sugar, vinegar and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Season with pepper. Drain cabbage, then add to coconut milk mixture along with the carrot and onion.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 4

Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. Add to cabbage mixture. Let stand until flavors develop, about 30 minutes.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 5

In a small pot, combine sugar, chile, fish sauce and 3 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves completely. Let cool.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 6

Peel and chop garlic. Rinse scallions, pat dry and cut into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) pieces. 

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 7

Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 8

With a sharp knife, cut along back of shrimp to devein. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 9

Heat oil in a wok over high heat until smoking. Add shrimp and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with pepper.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 10

Add 3-4 tablespoons of the chile sauce along with the whole chile. Cook, stirring, until sauce coats the shrimp, about 2 minutes.

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Shrimp preparation step 11

Add scallions and cook until color brightens, about 45 seconds. Season slaw to taste. Serve shrimp alongside slaw.

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