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mmmm chinese meatloaf….fried rice!

18 Aug

Hooray for leftovers!  My mom used to make the most fabulous fried rice out of anything we couldn’t finish the night before.  Even though I didn’t have the classic roasted pork, I did have some tidbits here and there that I could use.  A few ingredients and voila!  A load of rice for lunches and snacks.

Here’s the recipe but feel free to add anything you like!

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Oshizushi Part II – pressed sushi is very yum…

28 Jun

I’ve posted the recipe for Oshizushi before and this is just one of the variations that are possible!  This one is a duo treat because it’s got two different sides.  It’s like making 6 sushi rolls all at once…sweet time saver.

Check out the original recipe for the execution but use these ingredients instead!  Enjoy!

What you need!
5 cups of cooked and seasoned sushi rice
75 grams smoked salmon
1/2 lb sashimi grade tuna tidbits
2 lemons (1 sliced, 1 for the juice)
1/2 small white onion
1 lb cooked white shrimp
1 avocado
1/2 cup cucumber cut into sticks

local BC spot prawns are in season! hooray!

2 Jun

It’s all the rage.  When spot prawns are in season in Vancouver, you’ll find that a whack of restaurants start having spot prawn courses and specialty dishes using these local shrimpies.  These guys come right out of the Pacific and a surprising 90% of the harvest is frozen and sold to Japan.  Here in Vancouver you can find them live and therefore super fresh at the Fisherman’s Wharf near Granville Island ($12/lb) or even at grocery stores like T&T ($7.99/lb).

The texture and taste is very much like lobster, firm and very sweet.  Coupled with a garlic butter stir fry thing with some fresh veggies, my house gobbled them up in no time.

Cook ’em the same day that you buy them if you’re buying them live.  Peel them or cook them whole but whatever you do, don’t boil them!  Their flavour will seep into the water and they are SO tasty that you just can’t do that!

Here’s my recipe for a garlic butter seafood one-wok kind of dish!

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raid your freezer creamy garlic shrimp with green peas….

29 Apr

Uncomplicated dinners on the fly aren’t always my specialty but sometimes choosing simple ingredients makes it easier to make a quick recipe!  With no cutting involved and quick cooking frozen seafood and veggies, I whipped this up in less than 30 minutes.  Here’s the recipe!

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trailerpark peanut shrimp

28 Jan


2 Tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
5 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp mirin
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp water
1 pound uncooked shrimp
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 pound noodles or pasta


1. Cook the noodles (or pasta) in salted water, and set aside.

2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large pan, over a medium heat, constantly stirring, until the mixture is smooth and uniform. Water can be added or removed in order to reach the desired consistency.

3. Add the shrimp and the cilantro to the sauce, and simmer everything until the shrimp are cooked, about 5-6 minutes.

4. Combine the sauce and the noodles and serve on a plate.

5. Eat.

6. Do the dishes.

The final product, separated in glass tupperware containers for next day's lunch.