Kauai Shrimp with Green Papaya Salad and Thai Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

Kauai Shrimp with Green Papaya Salad
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Today’s recipe is a neat little appetizer that comes to us from Jean-Marie Josselin via Coastal Living Magazine.  The recipe serves eight as an appetizer and is sure to delight friends and guests. Plus, if you’re looking for a light dinner for just one or two, adding a side of rice could make it into a full fledged meal. Shrimp lovers are sure to enjoy this one. The green papaya salad along with the sweet and sour sauce creates a delicious complexity atop the simply yummy shrimp and butter lettuce underneath.

You will need a few things before you can bring this dish to life though, here’s the full list:

Thai Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Thai chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (Lots of people like The Ginger People)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
And you can find the cooking instructions for the sauce here: http://bit.ly/IPuPld.

Green Papaya Salad

  • 2 cups shredded under-ripe papaya (Dark green, firm to the touch.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking instructions for this portion of the meal are right here: http://bit.ly/IPutuK.

Kauai Shrimp

  • 8 Living Butter Lettuce leaves
  • 8 unpeeled large fresh shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice

You can find the final cooking instructions on this page: http://bit.ly/IPu6R6.

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