Again, another easy one…perfect post-workout meal.

    1 – 1 1/2 lb of deveined, large shrimp
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 hoisin sauce
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • chili flakes, to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3-5 lemon wedges

Rinse shrimp in cold water and place in a large ziplock bag or tupperware container.

In a bowl, whisk honey, soy sauce, hoisin, garlic, ginger and chili flakes.

Pour about 1/2-3/4 of the sauce over the shrimp and mix well.  Set aside/refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours, allowing the shrimp to marinate.  

I have NEVER steamed broccoli so I had to actually do some research here – not sure what planet I have been living on….

Anyway, chop the 1-2 large bunches into small florets.  In a saucepan, heat about 3/4” of salted water and bring to a boil.  Then add the broccoli and cover.  Reduce the heat to medium and let cook for about 5-6 minutes.  Test the tenderness with a knife – better to have crunchy broccoli than soggy broccoli!  Drain and put a little dab of butter on top!

AND another first.  I typically buy the pre-made rice at Whole Foods, but today wanted to give it a try – plan on making Brown Rice Pudding with the leftovers ;0)

In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 cup of brown rice and 1.5 cup of water to a boil.  Cover and reduce the heat to low for 10 minutes.  Turn off and let sit 5 minutes before serving.  If you need to drain water and add a dab of butter – go right ahead.  

I had to time things perfectly so that dinner was plated and on the table by the time Mark and Dan got home from working out so here is the order:

  • Start making rice.  When 3-5 minutes into the low-heat phase, start boiling your water for the broccoli.
  • After you have dropped the broccoli in the boiling water, turn off the rice and let it sit.
  • Then heat a pan with a bit of olive oil.  When warm, place shrimp in the pan and cover, stirring every couple of minutes.  I put a little bit of the marinade in the pan with the shrimp and added about half of the green onions too. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
  •  While shrimp is cooking, remove broccoli, drain, dab and set aside.
  • The shrimp will be done shortly after!  Combine all to your liking while squeezing a bit of lemon on top and garnishing with a bit more green onion and remaining sauce.  


(Mark and Dan approved)