Shrimp And Banana Cocktail

Shrimp And Banana Cocktail
4.5 from 2 ratings
This recipe comes courtesy of Food Network.
  • 20 shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoon shallots, brunoise (about 1 1/2 shallots)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 4 very ripe bananas (so ripe that the skins are black)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon sambal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • onion sprouts, for garnish
  1. Sear the shrimp on one side in a skillet on medium-high heat with a little bit of vegetable oil, salt, and pepper. Add the shallots and garlic.
  2. Once the shrimp are partially cooked, after about 1 minute, remove from the skillet.
  3. Add the bananas and break up the bananas with tongs while sauteing to essentially mash. Saute for 1 minute.
  4. Mix the water and soy together, add the sambal and honey, and saute another minute until heated through.
  5. Return the shrimp to the skillet and finish cooking, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Finish with the lime juice and cilantro, and then season again if necessary.
  7. Spoon the banana sauce into bowls. A small concave vessel with a large bell is best.
  8. Place 5 shrimp to a bowl on top of the sauce. Garnish with onion sprouts.