Saturday, January 11, 2014

Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli

This recipe came about from looking in the freezer for something quick and easy to make. You could use the same items fresh and not frozen. I tend to buy things like veggies and shrimp frozen when there is a good sale on organics/sustainables and usually have items like these in the freezer.

16oz frozen broccoli
7oz frozen peppers and onions
1/2 lb (25-30 pieces) frozen shrimp, raw, deveined, and peeled
1 tbsp peanut oil
1.5 tbsp fresh peanut butter
2+ tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)

In a large pot, heat water and add the broccoli, heating only enough to thaw.

Over medium heat in a large skillet, heat the peanut oil. Add the peppers and onions and stir well to coat with oil. Cool for two minutes then add the shrimp and cook for four more minutes before adding the broccoli.

Stir well to coat and add in the peanut butter, using the oil and water released from the frozen veggies to help make the peanut butter into a sauce. Cover and cook for five minutes. Add the pepper flakes and stir to combine. When served, you can add more pepper flakes to taste.

The biggest complaint was that there wasn't enough for seconds! In retrospect, I would double all the ingredients except broccoli and oil, and make the recipe if not serving it with rice or noodles.

485 calories each serving
Makes 2 servings


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