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Glazed Thai Shrimp with Cilantro Cream

Spice Islands®

Glazed Thai Shrimp with Cilantro Cream


  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

30 appetizers


Thai Glaze

1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil

5 cloves minced fresh garlic

2 shallots, finely minced

1-1/2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Crushed Red Pepper

3/4 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup apple juice

1 lime, zest and juice

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Thyme

1 Spice Islands® Bay Leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 mango, chopped

Cilantro Cream

1-8 ounce package softened cream cheese

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Cracked Black Pepper


1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil

1 pound large shrimp, 26-30 count, peeled, deveined, tails removed

Generous grinding Spice Islands® Sea Salt and Black Pepper Adjustable Grinder

2 medium cucumbers


Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add garlic, shallots and crushed red pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are tender and lightly colored.

Pour in corn syrup, vinegar, apple juice, lime zest, lime juice, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce is reduced to a thick syrup, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and strain through sieve. Cool. Add cilantro and mango immediately before assembling appetizers or sauce will become runny.

Combine cream cheese, cilantro and cracked black pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add shrimp and cook until pink and firm. Season with salt and pepper. Slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices.

To assemble: spread cilantro cream over cucumber slices. Top with 1 shrimp and a spoonful of the Thai glaze.

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