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Chile Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime

Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Quick to fix, Spicy
Type: Salads

Chile peppers put a bit of a kick in this shrimp dish.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 16 cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1-2 fresh red chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • one 14oz (400g) can lima beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 handfuls of wild arugula leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • splash of Asian hot-sweet chili sauce, such as Sriracha
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Put the shrimp in a large bowl. Mix in half of the cilantro and the fresh chiles. Add the beans, and toss to mix again.
  2. Place the arugula in a large serving bowl or on 4 individual plates. Sprinkle with some of the lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir the remaining lime juice into the shrimp mixture, and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  3. Spoon the shrimp mixture over the arugula, then drizzle with the hot-sweet chili sauce and sprinkle the remaining cilantro over the top. Serve immediately
  • Use finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley instead of cilantro if you wish.
  • If the lima beans seem tough, put them in a bowl and cover with hot water before using. Let stand for 10 minutes to soften, then drain well.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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