Ms. Winnie, with her post: Edible Dessert Cups, on her blog Something Sweet.
|I love this! I can just imagine the different toppings.., cream cheese, dried or fresh fruits, honey... oh my, the possibilities are endless! Fun for kids as well as for adults, too. Want to see how Ms. Winnie did this? Click on the shot above!|
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I seldom buy shrimp and it has been ages since my last buy. However, my youngest requested for shrimp this week (and I found some nice ones at the store today), so this was lunch: Shrimps.
- fresh shrimps (cleaned, meaning just cut off the sharp rostrum tip and pull the antennule - we like our shrimp prepared this way, most of the time; we seldom devein them)
- canola oil
- garlic powder
- soy sauce
- cilantro/wan soy
- salt and pepper
|some of the ingredients used|
- Clean shrimps, then dump in hot pan with around a tablespoon or two of canola oil.
- Add a bit of soy sauce (around 2-3 drops), then salt and pepper. Mix slightly then when the shrimps starts to turn pink add around a tablespoon of garlic powder. Mix well.
- Once liquid has decreased sufficiently to your liking, add a teaspoon of honey, a slice (or two) of butter, then chopped cilantro (save some for garnishing).
- Remove from pan and transfer to serving dish, while still hot.
- Garnish with the cilantro. Drizzle with calamansi juice before you start eating.
Back home, we would add Sprite (or 7-UP) to the jumping (because they were still alive!) shrimps, but I opted for honey here, just to get that slight sweetness. Healthier too, I guess. I would have wanted to add some chili flakes, but didn't because my youngest doesn't like them. Maybe when he gets older. :P
While I was cleaning the fresh shrimps that I bought, I then realized why I seldom buy them: cleaning them seems to take forever (as well as their being expensive, lol)! I am not a very patient person, so you can just imagine the different expressions my face must have gone through while cleaning half a kilo of shrimps (even if it only meant cutting the sharp rostrum tip and pulling out the antennule). In spite of that slight inconvenience, I know I did the right thing, though, when I witnessed my youngest kid's face as he saw what we were having for lunch... :)
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