Shrimp, Haricots Verts, Chickpeas
Soy Soju Marinade
Feta, Gochugaru, and Sesame Seeds
The classic Greek pairing of shrimp and feta, along with French haricots verts, Indian chickpeas, and a Korean soju & soy marinade result in a side dish most likely to attract attention. This global amalgamation of ingredients is finished with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds and gochugaru, a Korean red chile powder that is barely spicy, and somewhat sweet and smoky. Served at room temperature – it’s a fusion dish that would make a terrific addition to any buffet, BBQ, or picnic.
Global Shrimp Recipe
- 12 oz. french green beans
- 1 1/2 T. leek, finely sliced
- 2 t. garlic, minced
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 T. sesame oil
- 2 T. soju
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Place haricots verts on a sheet of aluminum foil. Top with leek and garlic. Sprinkle soy sauce, oils, and soju over the beans. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
Fold the foil to make a tight package and place on a baking sheet. Cook in a 400° oven for about 10 minutes or until the beans are tender.
Place haricots verts along with the marinade in a large bowl and let come to room temperature.
- 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, cooked, at room temperature
Add chickpeas and shrimp to the haricots verts and toss gently to coat with the marinade.
Place shrimp mixture on a serving platter. Garnish with crumbled feta, gochugaru, and toasted sesame seeds.
Cheesy Sensational Sides
Sensational Sides is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite side dishes. Be sure to check out the Pinterest Board with over 150,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair! And if this Global Shrimp got you in the mood for all things sensational, you might enjoy taking a peek at other cheesy recipes from some fabulous bloggers below…
Weelicious: Mexican Rice Balls
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Cheesy Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
Feed Me Phoebe: Sausage, Pepper and Onion Frittata
Cooking With Elise: Parmesan Noodle Bake
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Grilled Cheese with Spicy Pickles, Pepper Jack and Garlic Aioli
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cheese and Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas
Red or Green: Cheddar Cheese and Red Chile Potato Soup
Virtually Homemade: Grilled Asparagus with Tomato Salad and Goat Cheese
Domesticate Me: Parmesan Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The Sensitive Epicure: Easy Cheesy Puffs (Gluten-Free)
Dishin & Dishes: Baked Herbed Ricotta Spread
Taste With The Eyes: Shrimp, Haricots Verts and Garbanzo Beans with Feta
FN Dish: Cheesy Brunch Sides