Don’t be fooled by this shrimp. Although it combines sweet and spicy flavors (hence the name) and has a slight crunch, this dish is low in fat and calorically responsible.
I made this recipe for the first time when my husband, Dan, had a few of his friends over to draft their Fantasy Football teams. I left it out for them to enjoy (and to be my guinea pigs) while I went out to dinner with a few girlfriends. I came home only to rave reviews. It was quite obvious from the empty platter that they devoured this appetizer, that was described as “the inside of a spicy shrimp sushi roll”, like a pack of wolves.
As a host this hor d’oeuvre can be served many ways. It can be simply placed on a platter with toothpicks in each shrimp for easy eating or it can also be served “lettuce cup” style like my Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups. But my all time favorite way to serve these is layered on top of individual beds of brown rice in miniature plastic cubes with mini plastic forks. This makes it truly “Entertaining In Heels” worthy!
Try this super versatile appetizer that is simple enough to be on any Sunday Funday recipe roster while watching the football game yet elegant enough to be served at your next Saturday night sips and snacks soiree.
Serves: 12 For Hor' Doeuvres
- 4 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Thai Chili Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or more to taste)
- 1 pound large frozen shrimp 31-40 ct, tail-off, peeled, and deveined
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 scallions, chopped (optional)
- Prepare sauce by combining the mayonnaise, Thai Chili Sauce, and Sriracha in a medium sized bowl and put aside.
- Place shrimp in a sealable plastic bag with corn starch. Seal the bag and shake well so that shrimp is coated with cornstarch.
- Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat, when hot add sesame oil. Wait about 15 seconds for oil to warm up and then add shrimp; cook tossing a few times until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
- Remove the shrimp from pan and place in the bowl with the sauce and combine so that shrimp is well coated with sauce.
- Place shrimp on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with the scallions (optional)
1. Place a toothpick in each shrimp for easy eating and clean-up.
2. Place 1-2 shrimp in bibb or Boston lettuce leaves with shredded vegetables (I use broccoli slaw)
3. Place shrimp on a bed of brown rice for a nice presentation.