Super starter, sensually spicy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the shrimp, and return to a boil. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

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  • Combine the grapefruit, onion, avocado, lime juice, fish sauce, chile pepper, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Top grapefruit salad with cooked shrimp, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 26.3g 53% DV; carbohydrates 25.8g 8% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 172.5mg 58% DV; sodium 722.3mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
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. Read More
(4)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2011
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was simple to make and very tasty to eat - so the best review wording would be "Simply brilliant". Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2019
Love the flavor idea of this recipe but it could use prawns that are a little more spiced. So I would combine it with prawns that are cooked in a heavy spiced brine. The fresh and citrus flavor from the grapefruit is excellent combined with the cilantro and a little kick from the chili. Try it first the way it is made here and then see how to improve on it but you may very well like it the way it comes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2014
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.. Read More
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