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Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp

13 May

I found this recipe on Pinterest which was pinned from the Amateur Gourmet‘s site. It’s super simple and super yum!

Ingredients: 1lb shelled and deveined shrimp, 2 lbs floret cut broccoli, olive oil, cumin, coriander, hot chili powder, salt and pepper, lemon

Directions!

1. Heat the oven to 425.

2. On a large cookie sheet, toss together 2 pounds of broccoli cut up into florets, 2 Tbs olive oil, 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds (or 1/2 tsp. ground), 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (or 1/2 tsp. ground), 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/8th tsp hot chili powder. Spread into a single layer and pop into the oven for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, toss together one pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined, with 2 Tbs olive oil, lemon zest from one lemon, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (I just eyeball the salt and pepper) in a bowl. When the broccoli’s been in the oven 10 minutes, add the shrimp to the broccoli and toss (carefully.)

4. Roast another 10 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until the broccoli is “tender and golden around the edges.” and it’s done!

I served mine over rice and it was DELICIOUS. Please, unlike me, thaw your shrimp out. I didn’t and my broccoli/shrimp was kind of soupy >.<

Week 2-Chinese

16 Jan

The theme for week #2 is Chinese! Even though I always fail at making rice (I know it’s simple, but for some reason it never comes out right!), I decided to make chicken fried rice. I googled and found a recipe at allrecipes. A very simple recipe which I’ve included below.

Ingredients-egg, tablespoon water, tablespoon butter, tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 onion, chopped, 2 cups cooked white rice, cold 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 cup cooked, chopped chicken meat

Directions
1.In a small bowl, beat egg with water. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add egg and leave flat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and cut into shreds.
2.Heat oil in same skillet; add onion and saute until soft. Then add rice, soy sauce, pepper and chicken. Stir fry together for about 5 minutes, then stir in egg. Serve hot.

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This recipe makes about 3 servings. I loved it! I was shocked with how good it was. I didn’t think it would have nearly enough seasoning, but between the onions and soy sauce, it did! Super yummy and super easy! Thanks to the help of a rice cooker ;)

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

13 Feb

I actually found this recipe on the back of my La Choy stir fry sauce container.  I was going to use my friend Tony’s recipe, but this seemed way easier. It’s actually a chicken and vegetable stir fry, but I altered it because I only want broccoli.

Ingredients-Vegetable oil, pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1.2 cup La Choy stiry fry sauce, broccoli, 2 cups of hot cooked white rice

 

1.Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add chicken, cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.

2.Heat remaining oil  in skilliet. Add broccoli and stir until crisp-tender.

3. Return chicken to skillet and add stirfry sauce. Stir until chicken and broccoli are covered with sauce and hot

4. serve with rice!

This was the simplest, quickest dinner ever! I can’t believe I’ve never made a stir fry before! It will now be in my weekly rotation. I’ll try other variations I promise! Any combination of veggie and meat that I NEED to try?