Tuesday, April 17

Thai Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Raise your hand if you have ever "accidentally" gotten sucked into a stupid purchase at Costco?  Yep, that's me - and last Friday Costco had it's way with me: I bought two gi-normous containers of Kraft Peanut Butter (yah, I know it's not the healthiest choice, but it tastes good so back off).  They were only $3.87 each for the 2kg containers!!! I know, right!?  I got so excited that I forgot my one cardinal rule when buying large quants of food: always check the friggin expiry date!!!  So I know that technically I can return one of the containers, but instead I am challenging myself to use up one whole container within the next few weeks!  The other one might have to make a trip to the local Loaves & Fishes...  

Anyways, here's my first recipe of the week (I'll be highlighting PB recipes over the next week): Thai Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce!!  I did a lot of googling and found a ton of recipes for peanut sauce, and based on what was in the pantry, here's what I came up with:


Thai Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Peanut Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup water to smooth out the sauce

Thai Shrimp Ingredients:
1 lb large uncooked shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup light coconut milk (try to capture the creamy stuff on the top of the can - use the rest for the peanut sauce)
1/2 tsp red curry paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup basil leaves
juice of one lime

Method:
First get your shrimp marinating: in your food processer, combine all of the ingredients (except for the shrimp!!) and pulse for a bit.  Pour over shrimp in a glass bowl and set aside for about 30 minutes. 



While the shrimp is marinating, get your peanut sauce on the go.  Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy bottomed pot.  Bring to a boil while whisking constantly; add water while stirring to get to a consistency that you want!


 Thread the shrimp onto bamboo skewers and grill on your indoor grill if you don't feel like going outside (it was only +4 on Saturday so I opted for the indoor grill!)  Grill for about 5-7 minutes.  Done!  Serve with the sauce on the side and you have a super awesome appetizer!  The peanut sauce will keep for a couple weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.









4 comments:

  1. On the PB comment I only used to eat the Kraft kind but went to the natural kinds with only peanuts and it is so much better! I gag on the other stuff now. Kraft also finally came out with a natural/peanuts only version!

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  2. Wow this looks so delicious, fabulous recipe! :)

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  3. Mmm, these look like you have to make dinner for me ;) Love it!

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  4. These look fantastic. I love peanut sauce.

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