Yesterday my Dad brought over barbecued duck from a Chinese supermarket for us to have for dinner. He’s always bringing food over for the kiddies. Well I guess in his books I’m still considered part of the “kiddies” group…teehee. Love how parents/grandparents are so cool like that.
I know it’s so unhealthy but the skin is the best part of a barbecued duck. I remember when I was a kid I used to go for the drumstick but then only eat the skin and give the rest back to my Dad. Having kids of my own definitely brings back memories of my childhood. Now I save the drumstick for someone else:
For veggies I stir fried two batches of spinach. I hate stir frying my spinach one batch at a time just cause I can’t fit it into my wok so whenever I make spinach I have to take out my mother of all woks. Fits two batches perfectly.
But then after it’s all cooked it seems like such a waste.
I’d like to share one of my hubby’s favorite dishes that I make with you. It’s
steamed shrimp with garlic and so quick and easy to make. Here are the ingredients:
- 15 – 20 peeled and deveined shrimps
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped (about 4 tablespoons)
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 pinch of salt to taste
- 1/2 a teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
- 1 dash of white pepper (optional for parents with little ones)
In a bowl mix all the ingredients together (except the shrimp). You can leave out the cornstarch if you want but I like to use it cause it helps the garlic somewhat stick to the shrimp after it’s cooked.
Lay out the shrimp in your steaming dish with the deveined side facing up.
Pour the mixture evenly onto the shrimp and heat on high for about 10 minutes.
Once the shrimp is done there will be juices released into the dish. I like to keep that juice cause all the sweetness of the shrimp is in that juice. If you don’t like it you can always dump that out. To add some colour to your dish you can also chop some green onions and add them as well or some parsley. Sometimes I substitute scallops for the shrimp.
I made also stir fried the rest of the bag of shrimp with some satay oil just to finish off the bag. The barbecue duck was put into the mini oven to reheat. Voila, dinner is served.
While we’re eating dinner we also feed the kiddies while they play. A will sit still for the whole dinner but this little guy won’t.
So it’s only fair to let her join him. We feed them a spoon and once they’ve swallowed they come back for another spoon. I know some parents would disagree with this method but this is what works best for us. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
B just discovered how to go down the slide the proper way. He used to just slide down feet first on his stomach….teehee.
Well if you do try that dish out I hope you enjoy it. You can definitely use less oil if you want or less garlic. I love garlic so I use as much as I’m able to without overpowering the dish. Hope you’re having a good week!