Thai Spicy Shrimp Salad (Yaam Goong)

"Spicy, refreshing, and easy and quick beyond belief to make! Buy your shrimp already cooked from the market and you won't have to cook a thing!"
 
Thai Spicy Shrimp Salad (Yaam Goong) created by Hey Jude
Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Put lettuce in salad bowls, and arrange shrimp on top.
  • Place ginger, onion and chilies over shrimp.
  • In a small bowl, mix lemongrass, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and black pepper.
  • Pour over salads and garnish with green onion, cilantro, and mint leaves.
  • Serve.

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  1. Garlic Chick
    Bravo, nice salad! I made this a couple of days ago following the directions exactly but used the microplane to grate my ginger and I did not have the lemongrass so used the zest of one lemon. To my dressing I added 1 tablespoon of canola oil to hold it onto the salad better. I cooked my own shrimp but see how easy it would be with pre-cooked. I actually think I would like this even better with chicken. Thanks for posting, Sue Lau.
     
  2. sandrasothere
    So much satisfaction, so little fat and calories! I forgot to get lemongrass, so I subbed the zest of one lemon. I also served the gingerroot on the side, because of family allergies. This was so full of flavor! Thank you for posting.
     
  3. discriminating tast
    Wow! I halved the recipe and used the lime sauce mixture as 1 serving over my salad. I took a taste of the sauce and knew I wanted my salad saturated with it! I realized that my shrimp had freezer burn so I had to cook chicken breast. I sliced the chicken thinly and sauteed in sesame seed oil, trying to keep in line with the recipe's flavor. I didn't have any chiles so I just used slices of jalapenos with the seeds. Gave it a nice kick! Great for those who like the heat! Next time I'll cut the lemongrass in smaller pieces as I found them a little harder to eat and getting in the way when raw. They do add a great flavor. I found it fresh at Whole Foods. When I was done eating, I gathered the remaining "juice" and packed it to eat with my next serving, lunch, the following day. Update: I had to add some garlic oil to the dressing for some fat to make this a main meal.
     
  4. Alanna Dean
    This was really, really great. We marinated the shrimp in the sauce for about an hour and and then topped the lettuce with it.
     
  5. Hey Jude
    Thai Spicy Shrimp Salad (Yaam Goong) Created by Hey Jude

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