Monday, May 25, 2009

Shrimps and Strawberries - Will You Drink THIS Coffee?


Shrimps and strawberries? Don't they look good together? To me, they look more gorgeous than Brangelina on Oscar's night. Plus, they are more than just a pretty face, they taste fantastic. Ehm, I am sure Brangelina taste fantastic too..but they are just too unattainable, while this combo is easy to achieve ^_^

Shrimps and Strawberries

I was inspired by a modern Chinese dish I've tried in some Hong Kong eateries. Normally, they serve strawberries with deep fried pork ribs or chicken. I want it quite light, fresh and spring-ish, so I replaced the deep fried meat with fresh shrimps, and add fresh strawberries to the otherwise just-strawberry-jam sauce.

Recipe
- 1/2 lb shrimps, peeled, deveined, butterflied
- 4 cloves of shallot, thinly sliced, or you can use half an onion
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries, halved
- olive oil, salt, white pepper, strawberry jam, white wine, lime juice, lime zest

Marinate shrimps in lime juice, lime zest, salt and pepper while preparing other ingredients. Saute shallot in olive oil until fragrant, add shrimps until they started to change color, season with salt, white pepper, add strawberry jam, a shot of white wine, taste, adjust if necessary, the flavors should be sweet, savoury, and tangy. Add fresh strawberries at the very end, and try not to cook everything for so long to avoid overcooking the shrimps.

Will you drink THIS Coffee?

I know that for food and drink looks doesn't matter that much....flavors are more important...blablabla...but would you drink coffee from a machine that says "POO"? Well, that's the coffee machine in my work place. Not very appetizing, innit?

7 comments:

meeso said...

Shrimps and strawberries is a new combo for me... must be tasty, though! lol @ poo coffee!

Lidia Sianturi said...

enak ora kopine? aku ki not a coffee person seh...satu2nya yg plg kusuka kl dikasi french vanilla flav...

David Archer said...

LMAO....hmmm I think I'll have tea, thanks :)

EatTravelEat said...

I have never had shrimp and strawberries together in a dish before...need to try this!

Wonder why the coffee machine said Poo. Maybe it was tired :).

noobcook said...

seldom see strawberries in savoury dishes but this look fantastic ^_^

allie said...

Didn't know shrimps and strawberries make a good partner.. this dish looks appetizing though!

Chloe Ooi said...

i like the dish too...

i think is very suitable for girl who is in diet like me..ahaha

well what kind of white wine will taste better...?


Poo..?! out of coffee maybe lol...