Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Shrimp and Peanut SaladServes: Makes 4 servings
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

This is a salad that eats like a meal! You’ll love the combination of peanuts and seafood with a splash of Asian flavours.


2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup peanut oil
3 tomatoes, in wedges
⅓ cup chopped shallot
1 chopped green chili
¼ cup fish sauce (sold in Asian supermarkets)
¼ cup lemon juice
2 slices ginger
2 cups water
500 g peeled shrimp
½ cup salted and roasted U.S. peanuts, chopped


Stir-fry garlic in a thick skillet with oil, moving constantly to brown evenly. When it turns a nice golden color remove from heat, discard half the garlic and pour the other half and the oil in a bowl, allow to cool and add tomatoes, shallot, chili, fish sauce and lemon juice.

On the other hand, heat water in a saucepan, add sliced ginger and when the water boils add the shrimp, bring again to a boil and remove from heat. Drain shrimp and rinse with cold water. Add the shrimp to the bowl of tomatoes and add peanuts, stir well and serve immediately.

Peanut Bureau of Canada