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13 March, 2017

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Rice

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Tonight I was craving shrimp. I set out to Pinterest for a new recipe. I found a delicious recipe on this blog called Sally’s Baking Addiction.  I’ve visited her website often so I knew it was going to be a good recipe. I followed the directions for the most part, but I did make a few changes due to some of the comments ob her blog .  Even though I’m not suppose to eat soy I couldn’t resist trying this recipe. I love the combination of soy and honey. I have used both these ingredients together in other recipes, so I knew my family would like it.

When it comes to cooking shrimp I always use raw. Precooked shrimp cooks too fast and the flavor is not absorb as well as the raw.  I marinated the shrimp for about 45 minutes. If I would have  had more time I probably would’ve marinated longer.  However it still was full of flavor with only 45 minutes.

I prepared some rice and broccoli to go with the shrimp. The entire meal was divine! My oldest loved it. My son was reluctant to try it, but when he finally did he liked it. He kept telling me the shrimp was nice and juicy. My youngest only ate the shrimp, but that is better than nothing like some nights.

I will defiantly be making this again in the near future.

If you think this looks as delicious as I did try it out and see what I’m talking about!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds raw peeled and divined shrimp.
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup say sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  •  Cooked broccoli (however much you desire)
  • 1 Cup rice (prepared according to package)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl add the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Save half the sauce for later
  3. In a zip lock bag add the shrimp and other half of the sauce. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, longer if possible.
  4. Prepare broccoli and rice according to package.
  5. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade) Cook shrimp on one side until pink,about 1 minute, then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  6. Add in broccoli and rice, stir to combine.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

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