Friday, January 20, 2012

Firsts: Cooking with Shrimp

One of the prompts for 366Pages was to come up with a list of new-to-you things to try in 2012.
Wednesday night, I crossed off one of those firsts! I cooked with shrimp for the first time:
Granted, the shrimp I used were already cooked, but the principle is the same - I've never made anything with seafood before!

Mostly because Pat & I aren't fond of any type of fish or seafood... But I'm all about trying new things & this wasn't half bad, not too fishy. I chose a noodle recipe from one of my Thai cookbooks & it cooked up in minutes. The longest part was soaking the noodles. After that it was simply a matter of slicing & lightly frying the green veggies:
Then thickening a simple sauce:
I adjusted the sauce recipe a bit, omitting the oyster sauce I didn't have & adding some hot chili sauce & Thai spices. I found it very flavourful & satisfying.
Pat? Not so much. Not only does he not like shrimp, but he also isn't a fan of rice noodles (how that's possible, I don't know!) or trying new things... so he only picked at his bowl. Which is too bad because I still have half a bag of frozen shrimp that I'm determined to use!

Any shrimp recipes you'd like to recommend?

3 comments:

Mrs Linee said...

Yum love shrimp / prawns.
Well done for trying something new.

Mrs Linee said...

Yum love shrimp / prawns.
Well done for trying something new.

Angie said...

Pad Thai!! Love, love love it! And you can make it with shrimp AND chicken, so Pat can atleast eat the chicken :)