Recipe: Grilled Peanut Shrimp with Sesame Snow Peas

A low-calorie, quick entree

The snow pea is a pea that is eaten whole in its pod while still unripe; they lend crunch and a fresh flavor. Snow peas are flatter and thinner than sugar snap peas, but both would work in this recipe. This is a simple, nourishing entree you can put together fairly quickly.

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Peanut sauce ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon canned light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 10 medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

Snow peas ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Fill a medium pot with water and put on high heat to bring the water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare grill. Place all ingredients for peanut sauce except shrimp in blender or food processor; puree. Pour mixture over shrimp; let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Thread shrimp onto skewers; discard excess marinade not clinging to shrimp. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are opaque.
  4. When the water comes to a boil, blanch the snow peas by immersing them in the boiling water 2 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. Cook garlic and sesame seeds in olive and sesame oils 2 minutes. Add drained snow peas; heat through, tossing well. Serve with shrimp.

Nutritional information per serving

Serves two

Calories 163

Total fat 10.5g

Saturated fat 2.9g

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Healthy fats 7g

Fiber 1.9g

Carbohydrates 8.8g

Sugar 5.1g

Protein 9.5g

Sodium 128mg

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Calcium 51.5mg

Magnesium 40.6mg

Selenium 13.1mcg

Potassium 220mg

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