Thai Shrimp Salad

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

It has been so HOT here! And as much as I love my old ranch house one thing it does not have is a powerful air conditioner. It has an air conditioner, but all it does is cool the floor about one foot in front of each vent and cost us $300 a month.

Which means that when temperatures climb above 90 degrees it becomes completely mandatory that I make dinners that don't require any oven time! Our oven is the original 1947 Westinghouse that came with the house and while it still works, and is super cute, it has very little insulation. When I turn it on it raises the temperature in the kitchen a minimum of 50 degrees. I'm not making this up.

So we eat a lot of salads. If I make something. We also eat a lot of cereal and watermelon. You do not need a recipe for cereal or watermelon, but I am totes ready to share one of our favorite salad recipes. 

We love Thai flavors, so I invented this recipe for a Thai Shrimp Salad based on this one.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 small red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound cooked medium size shrimp tails removed
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce 
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Honey, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 3 carrots, grated (or small bag of shredded carrots)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews (I like the ones that are roasted AND salted)

  1. Heat coconut oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for four minutes. Add shrimp and saute until heated through.
  2. Make dressing by whisking together lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Slowly whisk in olive oil until emulsified. Add honey to taste.
  3. In a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots, scallions, basil, cilantro and shrimp. Toss with dressing. Top with cashews and serve.
That is Bon appetit in Thai. I love the internet! If you love Thai too, here is a fantastic recipe for Thai Curry Seafood Stew.

2 Responses to “Thai Shrimp Salad”

  1. Red peppers in pics but not in recipe? looks like a great lunch idea for the desert!

    1. Whoops! I did put red bell pepper in it-adding it to the ingredient list now :-)


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