Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Our summer student is going home this weekend. She's been staying with us for the summer while working on the Island as a fish culture technician. Little One will certainly miss her. Little One is her shadow. Whenever the student comes home, Little One gets really excited and runs to her room. They dance to techno music together and just hang out together. I'm going to miss the student too. She's been great help keeping Little One occupied when I cook supper or get things done around the house.

The time has come for her to start the new college semester. As a parting gift, I cooked one of her favourites. SHRIMP!

Yes, she is addicted to shrimp.

I was going to make Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp, but at the last minute I decided to make Sweet and Spicy shrimp instead. Here's the recipe I came up with. It was pretty good for something that I made up as I went along!

C's Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
1 onion, sliced
vegetable oil
1 carrot, sliced thinly
green beans, cut thinly and on an angle
deveined, uncooked shrimp
soy sauce*
sesame oil*
cornstarch, 2 teaspoons
crushed red pepper/chili pepper*

* I don't really measure when I cook. I generally just go by taste. Use as much or as little as you like, depending on your taste.

- In a pot, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper/chili pepper.
- In a pan/skillet/wok, heat veg oil (on medium-high heat). Cook onion and veg until tender crisp.
- Add shrimp and sweet and spicy sauce mixture to the pan/skillet/wok. Cook until sauce thickens and shrimp turns pink and firm, but don't overcook the shrimp.
- You can serve this on top of a bed of piping hot steamed rice. I served this with glass noodles/rice noodles and a salad.



Barbara said...

Sounds delish! Enjoy the remaining time with the student. Looks like she and little one really enjoy one another.


caninecologne said...

hi c- awww, she's already gone? well, tc wanted to send her some sea shells she just gathered. maybe you can email me her snail mail address to my email acct? tc wanted to write her something too.

Kate Thompson said...

I like your lively blog! As another city-girl-turned-Islander (albeit 34 years ago!), I appreciate the challenges and gifts of living and working in this great place. Keep up the great work, C.

ModernMom said...

I can see why! Those look delish.

C said...

I really hate to toot my own horn, but it *was* really good! :) YUMMMM! I wish there were leftovers!!!

Yes, L.O. and the student really enjoyed each other. It was so sad when the student left on the weekend. Poor L.O.

I know she's still young and she'll get over it, but it was still so sad how she kept going to the student's empty room and looked for her :(

C said...

Yes, she just left :( I'll e-mail you her snail mail addy. She has something to send you too. I'll include it in the care package I'm sending you soon. XO

C said...

Thank you so much for your comment! :) It was great hanging out with you girls yesterday. What a perfect way to end a weekend/start a work week. Off to check out your blog now! xo

Deb said...

this looks and sounds so super yummy!

C said...

How weird that I just saw this comment from you! I was *just* thinking of you! Hmmm...we must be on the same wavelength today.

C said...

DEB!!!!!!! I've missed you!!! How are you doing, sista!?!?!

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