Jerk Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

We had a few days of nice weather where we took advantage of the beach with and without the girls.

The warm weather brought on thoughts of traveling and eating seafood by the water. Instead I made this this delicious dinner and we ate it watching our guilty pleasure reality show.

INGREDIENTS FOR SHRIMP

  • 1 Pound raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS FOR MARINADE

1 Tbsp lime juice

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp ketchup

1 tsp each paprika, chili powder

1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, all spice, cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp each ground ginger, dried thyme, salt

Pinch cinnamon and nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

Add marinade ingredients to a freezer bag or medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add shrimp and marinate at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 60 minutes.

Heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add shrimp and marinade and cook approximately 3 minutes per side, or just until opaque and cooked through.

INGREDIENTS FOR COCONUT RICE

2 cups Jasmine Rice

1 can coconut milk

1 + 1/2 cups water

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

In a medium sized pot, rinse the jasmine rice several times until the water runs clear. Drain any excess water and add the coconut milk, water, salt and sugar.

On high heat, allow the mixture to boil. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and cook covered for 20 minutes.

Uncover and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Fluff and serve.

INGREDIENTS FOR MANGO SALSA

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped

2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion

1/2 jalapeño chile, minced  (or more depending on how hot the chile is)

 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Garlic salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and season with garlic salt to taste. The longer it hangs out the better it gets.

Daeji Bulgogi

I am taking a “get out of a month free” card for July’s culinary bucket list…for obvious reasons. I did make an onion pie with a handful of the many Walla Walla onions we had but no one was really excited about, so we will pretend that didn’t happen.

I finally got around to trying one of the recipes in this book. I bought it about 6 months ago and it’s FULL of mouth watering recipes.

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I’m trying to get back into the routine of meal planning for the week, I think I will choose one recipe from this book and try it each week along with my culinary bucket list… we shall see.

We’ll start with this recipe, Daeji Bulgogi or Spicy Korean BBQ. This was really easy and VERY good. I told Shane that if I had ordered this in a restaurant I would have been very happy with myself, if that isn’t a pat on the back  for myself and Cooking Light, I don’t know what is.

This is served “lettuce wrap” style with rice, I decided to make coconut rice and you NEED to do the same. I also suggest marinating the pork longer than 1 hour, at least 3 to be sure the flavors get in there good.

*This recipe is copied from here.

Note: I didn’t use the grill, I used a pan.

Ingredients

1 pork tenderloin, trimmed

2 TBS brown sugar

2 TBS soy sauce

1 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

Wrap pork in plastic wrap; freeze 1 1/2 hours or until firm. Remove plastic wrap; cut pork diagonally across grain into 1/16-inch-thick slices.

Combine pork, sugar, and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Place a wire grilling basket on grill rack. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Place pork on grilling basket coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning frequently.

Serve on in a lettuce wrap with coconut rice and sriracha.

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Tropical Rice

Every time I buy a pineapple and cut it up so it can be easily accessed I seem to be the only person who ends up eating it. I love it but there is only so much I can eat and I don’t know if it’s just me but after I eat it, my tastebuds seem to change. Then everything else I eat afterwards tastes off. SOooo I needed to do something with the leftovers. After asking my awesome FB friends I decided on adding some pineapple to coconut rice. I love coconut rice, well I love anything coconut but that is a whole other story. I never thought to put pineapple in my rice but now I may never not put it in my rice. It was that good.

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Kaili was helping scoop rice, doing her own thang.

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I found this recipe and kind of followed but not exactly.

Ingredients

2 cups jasmine rice

1 1/4 cups chicken broth

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup diced pineapple * see note

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup finely chopped green onion

* I threw a cup of pineapple in my magic bullet and blended it until it was not quite pureed.

In a medium pot heat sesame oil over medium heat, add the rice and sautee until lightly toasted.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to blend and bring to boil on high heat. Once boiling, turn the heat to low, cover with tight fiting lid and let cook for 20 minutes. Turn off head and do not open lid. Let sit for 10 minutes.

With a fork, fluff up the rice  and check to make sure there is enough salt for your liking. Top with green onion.

Toddler approved
Toddler approved

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