If you are feeling lazy but still want to have something that makes your taste buds happy and also makes you feel no guilty about having a high fat/ calorie food ,here is the perfect recipe. You can prepare this for your guests when entertaining and make it look like you sweated it out !!
So for all the lazy souls hanging around, here is a yummy seafood starter.
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Shrimp - 1/2 pound (15 in number - mid sized ones)
Capsicum - 1 Small
Onion - 1 Small
Garlic - 6 Cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green Chilli - 2
Crushed Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce - 3 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Green Chili Sauce - 2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Ajinomotto - 1 pinch (optional)
Method of Preparation
1 De vein and clean the shrimps. Cut the Capsicum and Onion into small cubes. Finely chop ginger and garlic. Slit the green chillis into halves. Keep aside.
2 Take 2 cups of water in a vessel and put the cleaned and de veined shrimps into it. Add a pinch of salt to it. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Once the shrimps start turning orange and opaque remove and drain the water.( I prefer boiling the shrimps to frying it as it gives the same flavor without compromising the taste and of course being healthy with no fat )
3 In a non stick skillet or frying pan put 3 tsp of oil. When the oil is hot put the slit green chillis and chopped garlic and ginger. Add capsicums to it and stir fry for 5 minutes.Then put the onions and saute till translucent.
4 Add the boiled shrimps to it. To this add all your sauces and stir fry on high heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and ajinomotto.
Remove to a dish and garnish with chopped corrinader leaves.
Chilli Garlic Shrimps are ready to tickle your taste buds.
Enjoy this dish as a stand alone starter. You can also have it as a side dish with noodles or chinese fried rice.
Chinese dishes taste great when cooked on medium - high heat flame. So make sure you stir it at regular intervals.Steam the capsicum in the microwave for 2-3 minutes before you fry them. This will reduce your cooking time.
Use yellow/ red capsicum for a colorful look.
If you are a vegetarian, try the same thing with paneer. But make sure that you add the paneer towards the end and give it a smooth stir to avoid breaking it.
Also try this with fish fillets. It turns out great !
If you like very spicy food, add a tsp of chilli garlic sauce. And if you like less spicy then add a tsp of tomato ketchup. It sweetens it a bit.
Capsicum - Bell Peppers, Green Chillis - Jalepeno, Coriander leaves - Dhaniya patta.