Hoisin Barbecued Shrimp; shopping

We were in Bordeaux recently.

In addition to the annual rendez-vous chez le médecin (mon mari’s doctor appointment) we had 2 things to accomplish.

The first was a shopping spree at the Asian supermarket (Eurasie). I found water chestnuts! For some reason I have never been able to find them on past trips. Plus they had a new section of noodles… I love noodles.

I had a hard time showing restraint.

Actually, I didn’t show much restraint and I now have a well-stocked pantry.

My pantry gave me the idea for this easy ‘barbecued’ shrimp that doesn’t need a barbecue and is ready in minutes. All the right flavors with very little effort. It was great with Fried Rice.

Another ‘simple’ recipe.

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Hoisin Barbecued Shrimp

This is a fast & easy pantry dish using purchased sauces. Sometimes, it’s best to be simple. The hoisin sauce adds a nice ‘barbecue grill’ flavor to the shrimp.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Skillet


  • 10oz (300gr) cleaned shrimp
  • 2 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Heat oil in medium skillet.
  • Add shrimp and stir-fry for 2 – 3 minutes, until shrimp turn opaque and start to curl.
  • Add hoisin sauce, ketchup and soy sauce.
  • Stir to combine and heat through.
  • Remove and serve immediately.


If you don’t have hoisin sauce, substitute regular barbecue sauce, a dash of Worcestershire, and a bit of garlic.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 8.8 g
  • Sodium: 803.7 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 29.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 228.6 mg

Keywords: barbecue shrimp, hoisin shrimp

BBQ Hoisin Shrimp

The second thing we wanted was some new lampshades.

We went to IKEA.

When we were first renovating this house we went regularly and knew all the shortcuts. We could go in, find whatever, and be out in a reasonable amount of time.


We haven’t been there in a few years. The store was expanded and rearranged so we followed the arrows.

9 hours later we found the lampshades.

Actually, we found the section that would / should have lampshades if IKEA carried lampshades which, apparently, they don’t / no longer do.

5 hours later we managed to find the exit and get back to our car.

We remembered why we haven’t been to IKEA in a few years.

8 thoughts on “Hoisin Barbecued Shrimp; shopping”

    • When we knew how to get in the ‘back’ way it was fine and I like some of their storage ideas but it’s not worth it any more. It was crowded tho….

  1. We have learnt never to go to Ikea without first going online to Bordeaux Ikea, checking their range and more importantly their stock levels. We then know we have at least a 50% chance of getting what we need/want. Good news re Eurasie. We are overdue to stock up there.

    • I doubt I’ll go back – but if I have to, I’ll go online first. Love Eurasie. I’ve been to the other 2 locations and the one at Bordeaux Lac is still the best.

  2. I like simple. And I like shrimp 🙂

    I never go into IKEA. Ever. I did once, when they first opened near our previous home. It was a maze I never want to try to navigate again. If there’s anything I want, I order it online. They’re always extremely busy since it’s the only store in Michigan and the crush of people and trying to find my way is overwhelming to me. I’m not a crowd person. I’m glad you survived 🙂

    • If I have nothing to do and the store is not busy I am happy to wander and look – as long as I’m not looking FOR something. For now – never again. Much prefer online. lol

  3. Water chestnuts! I haven’t seen them in a zillion years. They were available in NL when we first moved there in the early 80s. Then they disappeared. Have never seen them in FR. Too bad Bordeaux is so far.

    • This is a first for me. I used to bring them back from the U.S. I’m sending the hubs back for another supply before they run out lol He needs more sweet ginger sauce, anyway!

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