Food Friday – Protein and Vegetables

Finally two Fridays in a row that I am able to bring you some delicious dishes! This one is completely delicious, it would be great served over some brown rice or quinoa, it is also completely delicious on it’s own if you are trying to cut down on your supper grains.

I think my favourit thing about the dish is that it is so simple and so quick to toss together after a hectic day of work, gym, cleaning and running around. I served mine with some roasted sweet potatoes and it definitely hit the spot on a colder winter evening.

Shrimp with Broccoli:

shrimp and broc

Cooking time = approx. 10 minutes
Total Prep = approx. 15-20 minutes
2 servings – 4 if served with rice/quinoa

1 pound Medium-large Shrimp
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
2 heads of Broccoli, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 tsp Sesame Oil
3 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
3 tbsp Braggs or Tamarind (soy sauce if you aren’t keeping it Gluten Free)

1. In a large bowl place chopped broccoli and onion. Add olive oil, garlic, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and 1/2 the amount of Braggs. Mix together and let sit for about 5 minutes. While heating a frying pan to medium high heat.

2. Once pan has been heated toss in the broccoli mix. Cover for about 3 minutes to get the broccoli and onions to start cooking. Uncover and stir. Repeat this one more time. Remove cover and continue to cook for another minute or two, until the onions begin to go translucent. Toss in the shrimp and stir in the remaining Braggs stir for for another 2 minutes or so, until the shrimp are heated but not over cooked.

3. Plate and serve. If you are having guests over or are feeling fancy I would recommend sprinkling the dish with some sesame seeds, it will give it extra texture and enhance the flavour of the sesame oil in the dish.

I hope everyone is as excited for today as I am! Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have also updated the EATS pages so if you are looking for some food ideas check it out.

Also just a heads up, there may be little to no posts next week as I will be on vacation. Stay warm everyone.

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