Are they shrimp, or prawns? It all depends on where you come from.
Some of you may know that I’m working to be much fitter and healthier than I used to be, and part of that programme involves eating better. Resolved:
- Plan more interesting meals drawing on cuisines from all around the world.
- Buy only fresh, organic, or wild caught produce ~ when I can get it.
- Add more seafood to my menu.
I’m not the world’s best when it comes to seafood, so I’m going to start with some easier dishes.
Shrimp / prawns are usually easy recipes, but I’d almost always get them shelled and deveined ~ it’s a pain in the ass otherwise.
First up this week, from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest, a dish that can satisfy all three of my healthy diet criteria. Brazilian inspired honey garlic butter shrimp. This 30 minute dish uses cilantro, jalapeno, and coconut milk. I think my friend in Orange county will like this. Tieghan has served this with fried yellow plantains ~ not really my cup of tea, I may choose stir fry celery instead. (Jeez, I’ve failed on my first resolution already….)
Brazilian Inspired Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp
Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes has really easy 10 minute dish that is perfect for a midweek dinner, and will make a great basis for a salad to take to work the following day, (or day after that). So; ginger sesame garlic shrimp ~ serve with rice, noodles, or a salad, or in my case stir fry vegetables.
Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp
Heather Christo always makes fabulous looking salads, and this southwestern chipotle shrimp salad is making my mouth water. This is a 30 minute dish, and you should make enough so that there’s some to take to work for lunch the following day.
Southwestern Chipotle Shrimp Salad
This is a great dish for using up stuff you have in your refrigerator / freezer. From California girl Averie at Averie Cooks; Szechuan shrimp stir fry with fried rice. Look this is a dead easy recipe that should take you 15 minutes from start to finish.
Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice
This classic dish from Andrea at Cooking With A Wallflower, is found in many Chinese restaurants; salt and pepper shrimp. This is so easy, and you should have it and its side dish of rice or noodles ready in 25 minutes.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
This is a seriously delicious dish from Pennsylvania girl Jessica Merchant at How Sweet It Is; Thai coconut curry shrimp noodle bowls. I really like the look of this recipe, which should take you about 35 minutes to make.
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls
From lovely Chungah at Damn Delicious we have this sweet and spicy dish of honey orange firecracker shrimp. This 30 minute recipe would be great as a party dish, or to serve with rice or noodles as a lighter dinner.
Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp
Easy Thai Shrimp Soup
Thank you ever so much to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday,