Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My dinner tonight, inspired by nothing at all as my local Safeway had no good veggies, other than some yams. So, I cooked up dinner from some staples in my fridge and pantry and came up with:
  1. Red leaf lettuce salad with green apple and sesame ginger dressing (really needs no recipe - just a salad, some sliced green apples, and some of Newman Own's Sesame Ginger salad dressing).
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  2. Baked yams with salt and pepper (literally, peeled and sliced yams drizzled with a little canola oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, baked until soft and placed under the broiler for some caramelization).
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  3. Chile lime shrimp (inspired by this recipe).
Yes, this is what I make when my fridge is "empty" - you should see it when it's full.

My own variation on the shrimp (serves 2):

Chile lime shrimp
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves 2

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  1. Peel about 10 shrimp (you can leave the non-tail part if you'd like, like I like) and cut down the back of each shrimp.
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  2. Place in bowl with finely sliced garlic and a splash of fish sauce (instead of the salt in the original recipe).
  3. In another bowl, combine the lime juice (of 2 limes) and red pepper flakes.
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  4. Heat up pan with canola oil on high heat.
  5. Place shrimp and garlic in and stir frequently until almost done
  6. Place lime juice and pepper flakes in - it will cook down really quickly (you can add a dash of water to keep moisture going if the shrimp hasn't cooked all the way through).
  7. Take off heat almost immediately and serve!


Eric said...

Wow. You take nice food pictures.

YennieT said...

Thank you! I would like to think that my new cool bowls help showcase the food better as well. ;)

Now I'm on the lookout for new plates - literally and figuratively. Just wait until I bring those out - then the food will literally pop into your living room!

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