Recipe by Swiss Phil
"Super starter, sensually spicy."
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uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
red onion, thinly sliced
avocado, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
Thai fish sauce
fresh red chile pepper, finely chopped
chopped fresh cilantro
I return again and again to Swiss Phil's recipes and his recommendations. They all seem so good and aimed at me and the Café in which I work. This is as he describes, sensually spicy, and has rapidly become a big hit. We call it Thai Prawns with Grapefruit! And when we ran out of it, I just went a bought some cooked prawns and used them with no real difference detectable.
I made this hot and it was really easy to make. I liked it but the rest of the family was not crazy about it and just picked out the shrimp. It was much better cold the next day. I like the mix of spicy and tart.
Amazingly flavorful!! I substituted a tablespoon or so of sweet thai chili sauce instead of the chili pepper and brown sugar. Served with corn muffins this was a perfect supper for a hot summer evening.
Excellent! Delivers everything promised! Love it! Can use pre-packaged cooked prawns if you like. Perhaps not an authentic Thai recipe, but then the title DOES say it's Thai-style.
This was simple to make and very tasty to eat - so the best review wording would be "Simply brilliant". Thanks for sharing.
I tried this recipe because we love grapefruit/avocado salads. Sadly, this was not at all what I was expecting. I'm guessing I bought the wrong type of fish sauce (I thought it was Thai, but maybe not) because as soon as I put it on the dish smelled rank.
I used cayenne pepper since I didn't have the red chile pepper. I didn't like it at first but the next day when the flavors were well blended and it was chillled, it was very good. I will agree with another commenter that the fish sauce smelled pretty rank. I was worried that I ruined the dish once i put in the fish sauce..
LOVE this! We were a little nervous of trying it because it's completely different from the kind of food that we normally eat, but I had grapefruit I needed to get rid of, and this was definitely the way to go about doing it. The only thing I changed was that I used a large red jalapeno instead of the red chile pepper, because that's what I had on hand, and 1/2 tsp of grade B maple syrup instead of brown sugar, for the same reason. I think next time around I will cut the amounts for the liquid ingredients in half and let the grapefruit drain over the sink after it's been peeled and de-membraned, because it was pretty soupy towards the bottom. Otherwise, the flavor was amazing. We will definitely be making this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Thai-Style Grapefruit and Prawn
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 112
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