Archive for April, 2018

2018, April 27

Recipe of the Month: Sautéed Vegetables with Shrimp

I recall first eating shrimp back in 2011 when I went to an Indian cuisine restaurant with a friend of mine. The menu offered a variety of dishes I’ve never heard of before, and I chose Risala Curry with Shrimp and Chili & Garlic Naan. It was delicious.

I also recall growing up and never seeing shrimp – it took a while for it to start appearing in the supermarkets. Then, it took me even longer to actually buy some and try to cook it myself. Finally I gave in, and for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner in 2016, I tried a Honey Ginger Shrimp with Basmati Rice recipe. It was really good.

This Winter, I tried two new recipes. One, a variation on the Honey Ginger recipe above, and the other, I’ll detail below. This is my favorite, so far!

Sautéed Vegetables with Shrimp

250 – 300 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
300 grams mixed vegetables, or vegetable of your choice
1 cube butter (a quarter stick)
salt, white pepper, parsley
1 tablespoon oyster sauce or fish sauce

Add the cube of butter to a pan and start cooking the vegetables. I got a mixed vegetable pack which contained peas, carrots, corn and cauliflower. Season with salt, white pepper and parsley. Especially if you’re using fresh vegetables they will take longer to cook, but in either case let them be almost completely done before adding in the shrimp.

After adding it, cook the mixture some more with the shrimp; about 2-3 minutes per side should be enough. I like to place a lid on my pan so the shrimp cooks in the steam the vegetables let out.

Serve with rice or a side dish of your choice.
I might try making Naan next time, I think they’d go nicely together.

Bon appétit! ;)

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2018, April 20

Travel bummers can happen, too

While visiting Skopje, FYROM (Macedonia), my boyfriend and I can say that we enjoyed 99% of the experiences and things seen.
What about the remaining 1%? I’m talking about that over on Milliver’s Travels.

Go read my travel article, The lesser delights of Scupi, the Skopje Aqueduct and Macedonian Village , to find out what my travel bummers were.

2018, April 13

Dear Friday, 13.April.2018

I know it’s not a good excuse… but I am feeling overworked, and so, I’ve been neglecting this little corner of my world. By the time I get to turn off my laptop, I do not feel like doing any more writing.

Here’s hoping you don’t mind getting a bunch of back-dated blog posts (Yes, including this one).

Sorry,
Estrella

2018, April 6

National Poetry Month 2018

Felt like playing a little today, so here’s a super-short book spine poem (since most of my books live at mom’s place) in honor of National Poetry Month.

The big leap,
on writing well –
letting go of the words.

Want to play? Go arrange some of your books into pretty book spine poetry and then leave me a link to your photo in the comments section so I can check it out :)

How is your National Poetry Month going? Read anything you think I’d like? Do share!

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