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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

5 comments:

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 Amazon.co.uk. 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!

xoxo
Ilana

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 :)

KJxx

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.

xx

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