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THAI SHRIMP WITH ASPARAGUS

Thai food puts a focus on balance and variety. The aromas are just as important as the taste of the food, which you will find with this dish. Thai food is considered healthy, because it calls for light sauces and little oil, which is different than Chinese dishes. Asparagus is rich in minerals and vitamins A, C and folic acid. It supports a healthy gut and may lower blood pressure. Shrimp is also high in several vitamins and minerals and is a rich source of protein. It’s content of omega-3 fatty acids helps to promote heart and brain health.


Ingredients: (Serves 2 people)

1 bunch of asparagus

14 – 18 jumbo shrimp (with tail on)

3 shallots, sliced

¼ cup of fresh ginger, cut

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1 scallion, chopped

¼ cup of mixed peppers, cut

3 tbsps of olive oil or sesame oil

½ can of unsweetened coconut milk

¼ tbsp of ground coriander

1 tbsp of ground turmeric

¼ tbsp of ground cayenne pepper

1 tbsp of ground garam masala

1 slice of red onion

½ lime

Basil leaves

Salt to taste


Directions:

1. Steam lightly salted asparagus for about 2 min.

2. In a skillet, saute shallots and ginger for about 3 minutes

3. Add garlic and peppers and saute for 2 minutes

4. Add spices, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garam masala

5. Put shrimp in skillet, cook on medium heat on each side for about 1-2 minutes

6. Squeeze ½ lime over the shrimp

7. Add asparagus, cut in pieces

8. Mix in the coconut milk, toss over medium heat

9. Add red onion and scallions

10. Plate - Garnish with lime slices and fresh basil leaves. I always use a white

dish, presentation is beautiful, showing off the colors of the food.




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