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Wednesday, April 14 2010

Main dish

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli


  • 1  pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells and/or 12 ounces fresh or frozen scallops
  • 1/3  cup water
  • 1/4  cup soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons rice vinegar or 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2  teaspoons sugar
  • 1  tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  cups broccoli florets
  • 1  cup thinly bias-sliced carrot
  • 1  small onion, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1  cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2  cups hot cooked rice or 8 ounces packaged dried vermicelli or fusilli, cooked and drained
  • 1/4  cup cashews or sliced almonds, toasted

1. Thaw shrimp or scallops, if frozen. If using shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact . If using scallops, cut any large scallops in half. Rinse shrimp or scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a small bowl combine water, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, and sugar; set aside.

2. Heat oil in a wok or a12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Cook and stir garlic in the hot oil for 15 seconds. Add broccoli, carrot, and onion. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok with slotted spoon. Stir soy sauce mixture. Add to wok; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add shrimp or scallops; cook about 3 minutes or until shrimp or scallops are opaque. Stir in vegetables; heat through. Serve with rice or pasta and sprinkle with cashews.

3. Makes 4 servings (1 cup stir-fry + 1/2 cup rice)

Side dishes

Snow Pea Ramen

Prepare ramen noodles according to package directions. Thinly slice snow peas crosswise into small strips. Add to ramen when just cooked; turn off heat and let set 5 minutes.

Chicken Dumplings

Prepare frozen dumplings according to package directions. Serve with a dipping sauce of soy sauce, minced ginger, and Asian sesame oil if desired.

Oranges and Coconut Macaroons

Cut oranges in wedges with peel. Serve with macaroons.

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