Thai Shrimp

"A similar recipe was emailed to me and I made several changes to create this spicy dish."
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  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch; set aside.
  • Place a skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add the oil, garlic and jalapenos; sauté for 2 minutes, add the shrimp, red pepper flakes and continue to cook until shrimp turn white; 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Add the basil and mint; stir in the lime juice mixture and cook an additional 2 minutes; or until shrimp are pink and thoroughly cooked serve over a bed of jasmine rice.

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  1. I made this for a small dinner party I was having and the only regret was ... I didnt make enough. My guests were looking for seconds. The only minor change I made was adding a little bit of coconut milk (2 Tbs) with the lime juice at the end. Highly recommended!!!
  2. WONDERFUL!!! Fixed this last night for Think Pink Cancer Awareness 2010 and what a wonderful meal. I followed the directions using fresh basil and mint and I will be making this for DH and I again and putting this in my Favorites 2010. Served over jasmine rice and with Thai Zucchini#19012. Thank you for a great dish.
  3. This is a wonderful recipe - I will make it again. The only alteration I made was that I doubled the recipe, but only used two jalepenos. It was still very hot. I thought it was perfect, but if I would have used four it would have been way too much.
  4. This was an excellent recipe but I did alter it somwhat. I wanted more sauce so I added more lime juice and added some chile sauce. It was terrific over rice. Well worth doing again.
  5. This is so good. I had to leave out the jalapenos(picky daughter) and the store didn't have any mint. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly, and it was delicious - and quite easy. I did serve it with Thai Coconut Rice #63446 and some Thai Zucchini #19012(added bean sprouts) and it was an excellent meal. Thanks PaulaG!


  1. I loved this very easy recipe. I dislike fish sauce so I used oyster sauce instead and as another reviewer suggested I used cilantro in place of the basil and mint. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. What a tasty recipe! I made one change, I used coriander instead of basil. I served this as part of a seafood meal and loved how quick and easy it was to prepare - great Thai flavours. Thanks Paula I will definitely make this again!


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