August 9, 2016
Still summer out there, so I’m continuing to concentrate on cold dishes that will refresh you and keep you healthy at the same time. Today’s recipe is a spicy one. New research shows that an active ingredient in spicy foods, capsaicin, can boost metabolism, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. Try it!
THAI SHRIMP SALAD
2 TBS lime juice
4 tsp fish sauce
1TBS canola oil
2 tsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp crushed hot red pepper
1 lb shrimp, peeled and cooked
1 cup red, bell or yellow and/or orange peppers, thinly sliced
1 cup cucumber, seeded and thinly sliced
1/8 cup fresh basil, chopped (or any fresh chopped herb such as cilantro or mint)
1/8 cup cilantro, fresh,chopped (or any chopped fresh herb such as basil or mint)
1. Whisk lime juice, fish sauce, oil, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl.
2. Add shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and fresh herbs; toss to coat.
Have a delicious week!