28 December 2015

Poached shrimp with thai basil and peanuts

Poached shrimp with thai basil and peanuts
Poached shrimp with thai basil and peanuts [Photo/The New York Times]

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Kosher salt, as needed

1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon peanut oil

1 teaspoon chopped Thai basil, or more as needed

1 tablespoon chopped salted, roasted peanuts

Sliced cucumber rounds, for serving.

Preparation

1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a simmer. Add shrimp and cook gently until just opaque, about 2 minutes. Drain well; cool.

2. Toss cooled shrimp with vinegar, oil and basil. Toss in peanuts. Serve on top of cucumber rounds, garnished with more basil.

The New York Times