Shrimp Lo Mein Friday, Jan 20 2017 

8 ounces lo mein noodles
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
½ pound snow peas, trimmed
4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
2 cloves garlic, chopped
kosher salt
¼ cup oyster sauce (found in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
crushed red pepper, for serving

Cook the noodles according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp, snow peas, scallion whites, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the oyster sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and ¼ cup water; cook, tossing, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the noodles and toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with the red pepper and scallion greens.

Real Simple, January 2012, page 124

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Seared Scallops with Snap Peas and Pancetta Tuesday, Jul 1 2014 

3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
12 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and diagonally sliced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 1/2 ounces diced pancetta (such as Boar’s Head)
2 large shallots, sliced
1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
4 lemon wedges

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Add peas, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Place snap peas in a bowl. Heat pan over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook 1 minute. Add shallots; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add pancetta mixture to pea mixture.

Return pan to medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of scallops to pan; cook 2 minutes. Turn and cook 1 minute or until desired degree of doneness. Place cooked scallops on a plate. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and remaining scallops. Serve scallops with snap pea mixture and the lemon wedges.

Cooking Light, July 2014, page 26

Amount per serving: Calories 237, Fat 7.9g, Saturated fat 2.2g, Monounsaturated fat 2.3g, Polyunsaturated fat 1.3g, Protein 25g, Carbohydrate 15g, Fiber 3g, Cholesterol 48mg, Iron 3mg, Sodium 568mg, Calcium 52mg

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Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Tom Xao) Thursday, Mar 14 2013 

5 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli noodles
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
5 teaspoons fish sauce (such as Three Crabs)
2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
4 cups (1/4-inch) slices green leaf lettuce
3 cups diagonally cut slices seeded Kirby (pickling) cucumber (about 2)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup torn Thai basil leaves
1/4 cup torn mint leaves
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1/3 cup (1/4-inch) slices green onions
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Cook rice vermicelli noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine 1/2 cup lukewarm water and granulated sugar in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, and chiles; set aside.

Combine lettuce, cucumber, and herbs; set aside.

Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir until well combined. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and swirl to coat. Add half of shrimp; cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are seared. Remove from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok; repeat procedure with remaining shrimp. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to wok; swirl to coat. Add onions and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Return shrimp to pan; stir-fry 1 minute.

Arrange about 1 cup lettuce mixture in each of 4 large bowls, and top each serving with about 1 cup noodles and 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts. Divide the shrimp evenly among servings, and serve each with 1/4 cup sauce.

Cooking Light, March 2013, Page 106

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Seared Scallops with Bacon, Cabbage and Apple Thursday, Mar 14 2013 

3 center-cut bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
6 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups chopped Fuji apple (1 medium)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon canola oil
16 large sea scallops (about 1 pound)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Cook bacon pieces in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon pieces from pan, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in pan. Add sliced cabbage and chopped thyme to pan; sauté 2 minutes, stirring cabbage mixture occasionally. Add 1/2 cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover pan. Cook 5 more minutes. Stir in chopped apple and cider vinegar; cover. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in cooked bacon and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle scallops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until scallops are done. Place about 1 cup cabbage mixture on each of 4 plates. Arrange 4 scallops on each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon dill.

Amount per serving, serves 4
Calories 201, Fat 6.1g, Saturated fat 1.2g, Monounsaturated fat 2.3g, Polyunsaturated fat 1.3g, Protein 22.4g, Carbohydrate 15.1g, Fiber 3.9g, Cholesterol 43mg, Iron 1.2mg, Sodium 458mg, Calcium 86mg

Cooking Light, January/February 2013, Page 23

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Pan-Seared Dumpling Salad Thursday, Feb 14 2013 

hands-on time 25 minute, total time 25 minutes, serves 4

2 tablespoons canola oil
12 frozen dumplings, pot stickers, or Japanese gyoza
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
2 tablespoons grated ginger
2 bunches watercress, thick stems removed
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the dumplings and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add 3 tablespoons water and cook, covered, until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the remaining canola oil in another large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the edamame, ginger, and 2 tablespoons water. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until the edamame are heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the watercress and 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss until just wilted. Divide among individual bowls and top with the dumplings. Whisk the sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce in a small bowl and drizzle over each salad.

Real Simple, February 2008, Page 169

Ginger-Marinated Steak and Noodle Salad Friday, Feb 8 2013 

HANDS-ON TIME: 25 MINUTES, TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR, 35 MINUTES (INCLUDES MARINATING), SERVES 4

1/3 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, plus 6 thin slices
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1/2 cup plus
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
Kosher salt
3/4 pound carrots, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced lengthwise (seeded if desired)
8 ounces rice noodles (often labeled as “pad thai noodles”)
1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs

In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, grated ginger, red pepper, 3 tablespoons each of the vinegar and brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Pour two-thirds of the dressing into a shallow baking dish, add the steak, and refrigerate, turning once, for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours. Set aside the remaining dressing.

In a small saucepan, bring to a boil 1/2 cup water, the remaining 1/2 cup of vinegar, the remaining tablespoon of brown sugar, the sliced ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the carrots and jalapeno and simmer until the carrots are crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate until cool, at least 1 hour.

Fifteen minutes before serving, cook the noodles according to the package directions; rinse.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steak to the desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve on the noodles with the pickled vegetables, cilantro, and reserved dressing.

REAL SIMPLE, MAY 2011, Page 74

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