So, last night was “puma night” at my apartment! I cooked, the girls brought vino, and we chatted and chatted as good friends should. One week had passed since our last “puma night” which left plenty of catching up to do.
Being that we were four ladies, I tried to come up with a healthier menu. My previous recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp was perfect, but I changed it a bit by added more vegetables than just broccoli. I added asparagus, red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. They all roasted beautifully.
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons minced ginger
boil stock, ginger and rice in a small pot until boil
add frozen peas and carrots
lower heat and let simmer until stock is absorbed – approximately 25 minutes
fluff with fork and let stand for about 5 minutes
add sesame oil, sesame seeds, peppers, water chestnuts, soy sauce and peanuts
mix and serve
How easy is that?! When you serve, put the rice on everyone’s plate, then top with the roasted vegetables and shrimp. Yum-my.
For dessert, I prepared a fruit salad with mangos, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and blackberries. In the end, everyone was looking for chocolate or cookies. I guess I shouldn’t have pushed it over the health edge with the fruit. I think the wine made up for anyone’s cookie-craving. Always does.