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.
- 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
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.