Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stir-Fried Broccoli and Shrimp (serves 2 as part of a shared meal)









Recently I purchased 30 pounds of New Hampshire wild caught shrimp. I spent hours peeling the shrimp, portioned some in to zip-lock bags,  and vacuum sealed some for longer term storage.  This afternoon I took a zip lock bag out and thawed it in a cold water bath while my husband and I went outside to dig out our vehicles from the blizzard.  We had at least three feet of snow. Together with our neighbors we dug out 7 vehicles.  Now that's what I call great neighbors and amazing teamwork!!


Ingredients:

1 head of fresh broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 lb of shrimp, shells removed
2 large garlic cloves, smashed, peeled and chopped
1 tsp grated ginger (optional)
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of white pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil

Method:

1) Heat oil in a medium size pan or wok over medium high heat.
2) Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 1 minute.
3) Stir in broccoli and cover pan or wok for 3-4 minutes to cook, uncover and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
4) Stir in shrimp, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar.  Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the shrimp is cooked.
5) Sprinkle white pepper on top before serving.

back deck
(about 3 feet of snow in seacoast, NH, blizzard 2013)
my car is in the middle with the wipers sticking out
here is a hint of my car--all covered in snow!
after lots of digging my car is finally free!!
*You may parboil the broccoli before adding to the stir fry.  However, your stir fry time will be much shorter.  You want the broccoli to be cooked but still be crunchy.

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