Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shrimp & Avocado Bowl

I'm surprised I haven't already done this recipe. This is one of our favorites and a regular in our household. I copied it from a fitness magazine a couple of years ago and can't remember which one. My husband loves this! It's really simple and it's very tasty! This serves 4...or 2 really hungry people.

Here is what you will need:

1 lb medium shrimp, thawed
2 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoon honey
1 Tbl soy sauce
1 Tbl rice wine vinegar
2 eggs (If they're small I often use 3)
1 cup shelled edamame (we often substitute snap peas in their or out of the pod!)
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 1/4 cup short grain brown rice
1 avocado

First things first, throw your rice in to cook according to the directions on the package.

Preheat the broiler and put your edamame or peas in boiling water to warm

Heat a small pan over medium heat and toast your sesame seeds. You can find directions here. Keep your pan handy because you'll need it later.

If you're like me, you purchase frozen shrimp and forget to thaw them. Easy! Put some cold water on a bowl. Put the shrimp in a strainer and set it down in the bowl. They'll thaw out quickly and no one will ever know you weren't prepared! =]

In a medium bowl, combine 1 tsp sesame oil & 1 tsp honey with a pinch (or more!) of cayenne.

Toss the shrimp so that it's completely coated. Set aside.

Combine the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar with the rest of the honey (1/2 teaspoon). We actually like a lot of sauce so we'll often make a double batch. Set the sauce aside.

Grab your avocado and slice it into thin strips lengthwise. Don't forget to take the pit out. =]

Take the shrimp and lay them out flat on a broiler pan or cookie sheet. Broil for about 2 minutes per side. Don't worry if you don't get each shrimp perfectly turned over, you're really just making sure you've cooked them and warmed them.

Grab your small pan again and heat the last teaspoon of sesame oil over medium heat. (I usually do this while the shrimp are cooking.)
Take your eggs and lightly beat them. Put them into the skilled and cook until they are set. About 2 minutes on the first side and a minute on the second one.

Transfer your cooked eggs to a cutting board and cut them into strips.

Now take all of your ingredients and gather them together!

Stir the edamame (or peas) in with the rice and divide the rice among bowls. Top it with the shrimp, eggs, sesame seeds, and avocado. Take your sauce (soy/vinegar) and drizzle it over the top. Enjoy!!

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