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Snow Day Fun + Honey Garlic Shrimp


GooOOooOoD Morning! I hope everyone is having a GREAT start to their Tuesday and if you’re experiencing snow like I am: STAY SAFE. What. Snow? In March? Yep, welcome to the Midwest. Where you’ll have 60 degree weather one week and a blizzard the next. Why do I still live here again? Moving on… With my snow-day fun, I’ll be catching up on TV shows, going for a run (fingers crossed I can go outside!), and attempting a homemade falafel & veggie pita sandwich. Yea, we’ll see about that one. Attempt is the key-word. But today I’ll be sharing my take on Sticky Sweet Honey Garlic Shrimp so if that’s all you’re here to see?! Well… you suck (kidding!) and scroll past the photo of the dish to get to it.

snow day
Happy March!
Running Updates:
  • This morning I received an email from Chicago Marathon reminding me of my impending doom: the marathon is 7 months away! It feels so far away but 7 months WILL FLY.
  • Like I said in my previous post, my official half-marathon training starts TODAY with an easy 3 mile run. If I can’t make it outside due to ice, snow, freezing temps, WHATEVER,  I’ll probably drive over to my parents to use the treadmill (since, ya know, I canceled my regular gym membership – STUPID!).
  • I’m on the hunt for a Chicagoland/Milwaukee-area half-marathon in late July/early August so if you know of any… let me know! PLEASE! I haven’t found one I’m interested in yet 🙁
Sticky Sweet:

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I make a LOT of chicken. It’s a cheap, easy, and versatile meat so we buy it in bulk over here. With that said, I can get reaaaaal tired of chicken and sometimes crave a big, juicy steak or an Asian-inspired shrimp dish. So that’s what we had. Sticky Sweet Honey Garlic Shrimp. It. Was. Perfect. And such a nice break from chicken ALL THE TIME.

This recipe is so simple to whip together (um, it’s only 4 ingredients! 7 if you’re gonna include the broccoli, rice + butter) and while it’s not the MOST budget friendly dish (shrimp is expensive… who knew?!), it’s nice to splurge every now & then, YA KNOW?! I know.


honey garlic shrimp bowl

Honey Garlic Shrimp

  • Yield: 3 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: <10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-lb shrimp
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup white or brown rice
  • Garnishes: sesame seeds, green onion

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, marinate shrimp in honey, soy sauce + 5 cloves garlic for at least 15 minutes

  2. Using a frying pan, melt the butter & stir in remaining garlic clove until fragrant, about 30 seconds, then add broccoli florets

  3. Once broccoli starts to become soft (about 3 minutes), mix the shrimp & sauce mixture in with the broccoli and cook all ingredients together until shrimp is cooked (less than 5 minutes)

  4. Portion out onto plates or into bowls & garnish with sesame seeds or green onion

Notes

For a bit of heat: sprinkle red pepper flakes throughout dish or add your favorite hot sauce

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