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Spicy Peanut Glazed Shrimp

peanut glazed shrimp

Marinate the shrimp before you head off to work and later make a quick dinner that tastes as if you spent the day preparing it.

Servings: 4
Serving size: 6 shrimp
Volume: 1 pound
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes

Ingredients
1 pound raw large shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon hot sauce

Directions
Place the shrimp in a resealable plastic bag. Combine 2 tablespoons of lime juice with the peanut oil. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours. Preheat the grill (or oven) to medium heat. Skewer the shrimp and place them on the hot grill. Brush the shrimp with leftover lime mixture and grill for 2 minutes on each side. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small microwave-safe dish and whisk until smooth. Heat the mixture in a microwave oven on high for 15 seconds and stir. Place the shrimp skewers on serving plates. Drizzle the shrimp with peanut sauce. Serve immediately.

Note: Shrimp can be served over any salad greens, cooked rice, or cooked whole wheat pasta.

Why We Love It
You no longer need to go to a Chinese or Thai restaurant to get a fix of your favorite peanut sauce. Who knew that delicious was this easy? If you love peanut glazed shrimp, you and your family will love this dish, which goes well with salad, noodles or rice. It’s hot, it’s peanutty and it’s healthy. What more could anyone ask for?