Shrimp and Peanut Salad

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

  •  Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: Makes 4 servings



2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup (60 mL) peanut oil
3 tomatoes, in wedges
⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped shallot
1 green chili, chopped
¼ cup (60 mL) fish sauce
¼ cup (60 mL) lemon juice
salt, to taste
2 slices ginger
2 cups (500 mL) water
500 g peeled shrimp
½ cup (125 mL) roasted, salted 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.