Shrimp Boats with Pickled Radish
Shrimp Boats with Pickled Radish are made with garlic shrimp nestled in a boat of minty endive and topped with quick pickled radish.
- 15 radishes
sliced thin and julienned (you can also pickle carrots, cucumbers or anything your little heart desires)
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
or sugar alternative
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper (add more if you want it spicy or less if like it mild)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced
- 16 -20 shrimp large peeled and deveined (can use frozen just run under cool water to thaw)
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 10 leaves endive
or enough to hold 2 shrimp (also can use Shiso (紫蘇) or perilla leaves instead)
- 30 leaves mint leaves (approximately 3 per endive leaf so about 30 leaves total)
- Lemon Diakon Radish Refrigerator Pickles garnish as desired with pickled ginger, pickled diakon or even shredded diakon
Make the Quick Radish Pickles. Place julienned red radish, vinegar, sugar or sugar alternative, salt and white pepper in a bowl and stir. Set aside. (You can also use cucumbers, carrots or any vegetable you desire to make into a quick pickle. In addition you can use already prepared pickles like pickled diakon, pickled ginger or even just shredded Asian radish- diakon and just have them diced up and ready to go)
Prepare the garnishes. Place 10 slices of endive leaves on a plate with the curved side facing down so the shrimp can fit inside just like being on a boat. Place about 3 mint leave in each endive leaf. You can also use shisho leaves and they are both crispy and minty tasting.
Place oil in pan/wok and heat up. Add garlic and cook just until translucent. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper and quickly stirfry over medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp are no long translucent. Drizzle fresh lime juice over the shrimp. Set aside.
Assembly: Place 2 cooked garlic shrimp on top of each endive with mint slices or one shrimp on top of each shiso leaf. Place a little quick pickled radish on top of each shrimp. Enjoy!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2356mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg