Thursday, May 26, 2011

better than take out spicy & sweet thai chili shrimp


so i was cruising Gina's Skinny Taste food blog and i ran across this recipe.. which sounded really good  so i did a google search and found this recipe.. both sounded wonderful but not exactly what i was looking for .. so i took what i liked out of each and came up with this one which i have to say is scrumptious.. we have a question in our house "would you pay $15.00 for that dinner".. and pete said YES he would pay that for this dinner.. (not sure its worth $15.00 but it was pretty darn good..)  i served the shrimp over rice noodles.. umm yumm..




spicy and sweet thai chili shrimp

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes
servings: approx. 4

ingredients:

2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
2 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. salt
sesame oil
1/2 tblsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tblsp. thai sweet red chili sauce
1 tblsp. dry sherry
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tbls. fish sauce
2 scallions, thinly sliced (both green and white part)
2 scallions, thinly sliced (just the green part (chive) for garnish)

coat shrimp with cornstarch, mixing well with your hands.. heat a large wok or non stick skillet on high heat until very hot.. 2 or 3 swirls around the with sesame oil. (before adding shrimp make sure everythingng is ready to go.. i had lids off and everything chopped, minced and grated because the fish cooks very fast..) once oil is hot add shrimp to pan and stir-fry.. make sure to stir continuously.. cook until pink but not cooked all the way through like 2 minutes.. (if you over cook them they will get rubbery) now add ginger, garlic and jalepeno and cook another 1-2 minutes.. then add chili sauce, sherry, soy sauce and fish sauce.. cook another 3 minutes or until shrimp is cooked all the way trough.. add scallions stir and incorporate cook another minute.. serve over rice noodles and sprinkle with the green part of the scallion.

fried rice noodles

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: approx. 4

ingredients:

1/2 a box rice noodles
2 strips of bacon, diced
1-2 tblsp. soy sauce
1 tbls. fish sauce
1 scallions thinly sliced (both green and white part)

cook noodles according to package.. while its cooking  heat a small/medium wok or non stick skillet on high heat until very hot.. add bacon.. cook until done but not crispy (if to much oil from bacon is there spoon some off).. add noodles toss with bacon.. cook about 1-2 minutes. add soy sauce and fish sauce.. toss and cook another 1-2 minutes.. add scallion and toss.. cook another minute.. serve with shrimp and sauce over top..

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