Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Honey-Ginger Shrimp and Vegetables

November has been a crazy busy month. Luke and I hosted 2 Thanksgiving dinners this year, one for friends and one for family. I definitely plan on being in the kitchen alot in the next month. I need to start figuring out what goodies I'll be making for Christmas! This is a recipe I found that incoporates a lot of Luke's favorite things.

2 Tbsp. Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
3 cups fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
1/2 cup honey
1 pound medium shrimp-peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Stir in garlic, onions, ginger and red pepper flakes. Quickly cook until the onion softens and just begins to brown. Stir in bell pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms; continue cooking until the zucchini softens, about 4 minutes.
Stir cornstarch into honey until smooth, then add to vegetables and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

I used frozen green beans instead of zucchini and then I served it over brown rice for more substance and to add a starch to the dish. This dish is the perfect combo of sweet and spicey. More to come tomorrow! ENJOY!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy November!

It's been a few weeks since my last blog and I just thought it was time for an update.  I don't have any new recipes to add but with the holidays coming up, I will more than make up for that.  I have been cooking, I just haven't tried any new recipes.  Last week, we had Sloppy Joe's and cheesy carrots.  This past Monday, we had a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin that I roasted along with mashed potatoes and gravy.  I'm making sure my hubby stays good and full.

So here is what Luke and I have been up to recently.  We went to Kansas City the last weekend in October to spend time with Dana and Dustin & Jake and Amy.  We had a great weekend hanging out with everyone.  Halloween night, we went to our first NFL game to watch the Chiefs play Monday Night Football.  It was a great game and Chiefs beat the Chargers in overtime.  We don't have a lot of plans for the rest of the year, which we are very thankful for.  We are looking forward to spending time at home.  Hope everything is well with everyone!  I promise more recipes will come very soon!  I'll start gathering my holiday recipes, which I will definitely share.