Shrimp with Basil and I Don’t Care if You Don’t want it…

Hi everyone. My husband won’t eat shrimp and it makes me CRAZY. Shrimp tastes so good and is very simple to prepare. Instead of getting mad at him whenever I want to eat shrimp, I invite a shrimp eating friend over to dine with me. Thanks for coming, Suzanne. So there.

Shrimp with Basil:
1 tsp peanut or canola oil
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS soy sauce
1 tsp chili sauce (optional for spice)
1 lb raw shrimp
1 med. sized onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 bunch cleaned and chopped bok choy
2 Large green or red peppers, thinly sliced
3 TBS chopped roasted peanuts or cashews (optional)

In a large wok or skillet, heat up the oil. When it is hot in a few minutes, add onions, peppers and garlic and stir for a few minutes.
Add bok choy and stir a bit until wilty-a minute or two.
Add raw shrimp and cook until it turns pink.
Add soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce and stir.
Lastly, add the basil, stir just until it gets wilted and serve with rice or by itself. Top with nuts if you are using them.

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3 Responses

  1. Ilah – you need a blog of your own- what with such fine acting skills! And Lincoln – I admire your desire to get to the truth of the matter. Keep spreading the truth!
    I was a friend of Lucy Hamantaschen. You Alma, are nooo Lucy Hamantaschen.

  2. We made this tonight! Actually, we had to change the ingredients a bit because we desperately need to go food shopping. Red onion instead of yellow, spinach instead of bok choy, a little dry basil instead of fresh, and we added scallions and mushrooms. Delicious! The chili sauce really gave it a nice kick while the brown sugar made it less harsh. We put peanuts in a sandwich bag and hit them with a wood spoon to chop them up and then sprinkled them on top. GREAT recipe. My older daughter love it. My younger daughter is allergic to peanuts so we made sure she was sleeping before serving. As always, THANK YOU ALMA!

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