on the menu: shrimp

This morning, I took a package of shrimp out of the freezer determined to finally cook it. The package was from Blue Apron, raw, tails-on shrimp. I had thrown out the BA recipe some time ago, but as I’m trying to eat a little bit better, or at least cook a bit more, I was thinking shrimp could be done.

I’m pretty sure I’ve cooked shrimp before, but it hasn’t been super successful. I tend to overcook them. So I’ve avoided them, even when I have a recipe. Ha! I don’t know what prompted me to get over it already, but I decided to just try.

I found an easy marinade recipe with stuff I had: ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, sriracha. I dried the shrimp and salted and peppered it, then added it to the marinade and put it in the fridge for 20 minutes.

When it was time, I heated up the pan and added the shrimp. Then I used a couple shortcuts for the other parts of the dinner. Steamfresh veggies (broccoli, carrots, snowpeas, water chestnuts) and 90 second brown rice (both of these items are staples for me now). I turned the shrimp over after about 3 minutes, then after 2 minutes on that side, I mixed the shrimp in with the rice and veggies, added some ‘fresh’ water chestnuts, and voila! dinner is served!

I had eyeballed the marinade ingredients, and I may have overdone it a bit with the sriracha because it was spicy, but I still enjoyed it and was pretty pleased with my makeshift ‘homemade’ dinner. And there’s plenty more for a couple lunches this week.

After dinner, I called my mom and sister for our weekly conference call. It’s our way to keep in touch, which we’re pretty good at anyway with texting, etc. But it’s always nice to hear their voices.


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