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Shrimp with Mint, Chile, and Ginger

Categories: Quick to fix, Spicy
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Easy and quick to prepare, this is an ideal starter for an informal dinner party

Prep Time: prep 10 mins, plus marinating

Serves: makes 6 servings


  • 1 / 4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp torn mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3 fresh hot red chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt
  • 1 1 / 2 lb ( 750g) large cooked shrimp
  • 12 Belgian endive leaves
  • bunch of watercress
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
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  1. To make the marinade, whisk the oil, mint, lime juice, ginger, chiles, and garlic. Season with salt. Add the shrimp and mix. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  2. To serve, divide the endive among 4 salad plates. Top with the shrimp and garnish with the watercress and lime wedges. Serve immediately.
  • prep 10 mins, plus marinating

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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