I haven’t bought shrimp in a while because it’s so expensive, but I found myself really craving it the other day.
So I bought some.
I really don’t know how to say Szechwan but I do know that I think it’s yummy. I had a recipe bookmarked on allrecipes.com from one of those daily emails that they send out, so I thought I’d give it a try. Seemed simple enough.
The sauce starts out with some water.
Soy sauce (I prefer low sodium)…
Corn starch. I thought it was really interesting to mix it in with my sauce instead of later dissolving it in some water and adding it, but I like it this way better. Eliminates a step and makes the result less watery.
Crushed red pepper flakes…
And ground ginger…
I like pretty pictures of ingredients not quite mixed up.
Also, then I went back and redid the whole thing because I realized I wanted more sauce than the recipe called for. We’ll come back to this.
Next, I turned to the shrimp.
I’d wanted more sauce than the recipe called for because I planned to incorporate broccoli, which wasn’t in the original recipe.
Sauté it all up.
Once it had started to heat up, I added the sauce. I figured it needed time to simmer, especially with that cornstarch in there.
To serve, just put some rice in a bowl
And spoon the shrimp and broccoli right on top. Simple as that!
A really nice weeknight dinner. Not a lot of effort or dishes, but a lot of flavor. Here’s the recipe, if you’d like to try it!
I know I’ve been behind in posting. I have term papers due. Enough said. I’ll be back on track soon!