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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cooking with Corazon: Episode XXI

Spicy Orange Shrimp
with Rice

Hello again and welcome to yet another installment in my ongoing quest to achieve culinary excellence. Today's episode: spicy orange shrimp. Take a look:

In all honesty, this meal was AMAZING! I can't take full credit, since I "borrowed" the recipe from one of my favorite cooking blogs. Here's the recipe:

1 tablespoon oil
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 tablespoon garlic (grated)
1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
1 orange (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili sauce (or to taste)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)
a little "shake" of chipotle seasoning.

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shrimp and saute until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side and set aside.
3. Add the garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar, chipotle and chili sauce. Deglaze the pan and simmer to reduce to a sauce like consistency.
5. Remove from heat and mix in the shrimp and cilantro.
6. SCARF!!!

Yeah, it was awesome. But I didn't cook it alone. I had the help of a little chef as well:

Step aside, Bobby Flay and Morimoto!