Gingered Shrimp with Watermelon Salad

Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 12:40 PM EDT
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  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 lb peeled/deveined jumbo pink shrimp, tails removed (thawed, if needed)
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ginger spice paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 lb seedless watermelon chunks
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped


1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine in medium bowl: fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice until blended and sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

2. Combine in separate bowl: shrimp, onions, ground ginger, ginger paste, oil, and salt until blended and shrimp is well coated. Arrange shrimp and onions on grill; grill 2 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are opaque and onions are charred. Remove from grill; coarsely chop onions.

3. Combine in large bowl: watermelon, fish sauce mixture, basil, mint, cilantro, red chile, green onions, and peanuts. Place arugula on large serving platter; top with watermelon mixture and shrimp. Serve.

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