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I’ve got you intrigued, huh, molasses shrimp? what?? As i drove home Thursday, I thought of dinner, a working girl dinner was in my mind.  It was just one of those days (i’ve had them recently) that i just wanted something quick and simple.  My feet were hurting from work all day… cute shoes always hurt. darn you cute shoes!!!! kicking my shoes off under my desk didn’t help much. So with sore feet i headed straight home, and searched my fridge for ingredients.

Chicken breast….. ugh again, no. Tilapia…..maybe. Skrimps!!! yes, Skrimps, Skrimps for dinner! (Skrimps?? what are skrimps you say, Shrimps my dear grasshopper, Shrimps). Okay, my side dish…. umm white rice. Oh yeah, yummy, fluffy, tasty white rice.  But stove top cooked white rice, my dear junkies.  My no likey, rice cookers. Don’t worry it’s not hard, i promise. And maybe a bit of molasses on the skrimps, gasp. Did i fall and bump my head?? did my mom drop me when i was little and the affects are coming out now?? Or am i just plain losing it and tempting the cooking gods.

Skrimps:

  • 1 pound deveined, peeled shrimps
  • 1/2 white onion thinly diced
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 tbs molasses (yes, molasses)

Stove top rice:

  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice (I use basmati rice/ jasmine rice)

Prepare rice first:

Grab a large pot, add oil, salt and water.  Bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling add the rice.  Stir occasionally until the water has reduced completely. Once the water has reduced stir, reduce to low heat and cover for 30 minutes.  Don’t peek at the rice, keep covered until the 30 minutes are done.  Once it’s time, stir rice and taste. It should be fluffy and cooked.  In case it isn’t add a bit more water (like 1/4 cup) and cover on low heat again.

Skrimps!!

Grab a bowl, add skrimps, onion, garlic, oregano, lemon juice.  Cook on oiled pan, cook until pink. Once they are cooked add the molasses. Stir to blend.

Got Avocado??? *wanna spice it up, add a dash of vinegar, olive oil, and salt*

Plate, rice, skrimps, and avocado. YUM!!!!

You don’t have to thank me…. just enjoy ! :)

 

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