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
- Fill a medium pot with water and put on high heat to bring the water to a boil.
- 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.
- Thread shrimp onto skewers; discard excess marinade not clinging to shrimp. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are opaque.
- 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.
- 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
Total fat 10.5g
Saturated fat 2.9g
Healthy fats 7g