Saturday, September 29, 2007

Recipe Re-do

I wasn't happy with the picture I posted for Nigella's Mirin Glazed Salmon from a few weeks ago... The recipe was delicious though. And lucky for me, I'm a perfectionist, so I was given an excuse to make this again.

But, this time, I thought it through a bit more... I wanted to make it more figure friendly. I FINALLY got my copy of Nigella's Nigella Express just today, and quickly realized how I would have to take my time cooking my way through the book, as most of the things I want to eat, but cannot possibly at the present moment. (Note to self: get peppermint extract for that chocolate mint cookies recipe, pronto!) LOL.

Ok, so back to being good, or at least trying to. I made a lower calorie, or else I hope, version of Nigella's recipe, and this time with cooked shrimp! It was delicious!!!

Mirin Glazed Shrimp

POINTS® Value: 6
Servings: 2
*Brown basmati rice used here.


  • 1 medium scallion(s)
  • 200 gm cooked shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 fl oz mirin
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 20 gm unpacked light brown sugar
  • 2 serving basmati rice
  • 1/2 oz sesame seeds


1 Mix the mirin, brown sugar and soy sauce in a shallow dish that will take all of the shrimp, and marinate the shrimp in it for an hour or so. Meanwhile heat a large non-stick frying pan on the hob.

2 Cook the shrimp in the pan until they get warm, add the marinade and sesame seeds and cook for another few minutes.

3 Remove the shrimp to whatever plate you’re serving it on, add the rice vinegar to the hot pan and warm through.

4 Pour the glaze over the shrimp and top with the spring onion strips. Serve with brown basmati rice at the table.


annauk said...

Fantastic idea Ilana!

Anonymous said...

How is it that you've got a copy of "Express" already? Did someone send you this from the UK? Im so jealous!

Chef Lamb

Ilana said...

Hey cheffie. I ordered it on I actually preordered it but my first shipment got lost. I had to wait a couple of weeks before I could claim it to get another shipment sent to me... and just got my book yesterday after waiting a month. :S

It's not cheap, I have to say. But I had to join in on the fun!


Kelly-Jane said...

Glad to hear you like NE, and great idea with the prawns!

Good on you for keeping up with the trying to be good :)


vonsachsen said...

Ilanka, I admire your selfdisciplin! Keep it up, as long as it feels good for you :) The shrim looks good though, so perhaps it´s easier to be good with healthy but yummy dishes.


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