Coconut shrimp with garlic

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Fresh or frozen shrimp; peeled and deveined
¾ cup Canned sweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons Fish sauce
½ teaspoon White pepper
1 tablespoon Cooking oil
4 Cloves garlic; minced
12 ounces Fresh asparagus; trimmed, bias cut 1" pieces
8 ounces Fresh mushrooms; quartered
2 cups Hot cooked rice
2 tablespoons Snipped cilantro or parsley
Cilantro or parsley sprigs; optional

Thaw shrimp if frozen. Set aside.

For sauce, in a small bowl stir together coconut milk, fish sauce, and whit pepper. Set aside.

Pour cooking oil into a wok or 12 inch skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir fry garlic in hot oil for 15 seconds. Add asparagus; stir fry for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes more or till vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from the wok. Add half of the shrimp to the hot wok. Stir-fry fro 2 to 3 minutes or till shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from the wok.

Repeat with remaining shrimp. Return all shrimp to the wok. Push shrimp from center of wok.

Stir sauce. Add sauce to the center of the wok. Cook and stir till bubbly.

Return cooked vegetables to the wok. Stir all the ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cook and stir 1 minute more or till heated through. Toss together rice and snipped cilantro or parsley. Arrange rice mixture on a serving platter or 4 individual plates. Spoon shrimp mixture over rice mixture. Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro or parsley sprigs, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe by: Better Homes & Gardens Cooking For Today--Stir Fries Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #996 by L979<L979@...> on Jan 8, 1998

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