Again, another easy one…perfect post-workout meal.
- HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP
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)