Spicy Basil Shrimp
Serve with white jasmine rice.

Serves 4

• 1 teaspoon white peppercorns
• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
• 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
• 1 or 2 fresh Thai or serrano peppers, minced
• 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons unsaturated vegetable oil like canola or olive oil
• 1 pound medium or large shrimp, shelled and deveined
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1/2 cup torn Italian fresh basil leaves
• 1/2 cup torn fresh mint leaves

In a small dry skillet, toast the peppercorns over moderate heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a mortar and coarsely crush. Add the garlic, cilantro, ginger, peppers, lime zest and salt and pound to a coarse paste.

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the paste and stir-fry over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until opaque throughout, about 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce. Transfer to a bowl, add the basil and mint and serve.
Serve with steamed white jasmine rice.

Per Serving: 200 Calories; 9g Fat (40.6% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 24g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 173mg Cholesterol; 1220mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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