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Saturday, May 22, 2010

BBQ Secret Thai Shrimp with Quick & Easy Thai Fried Rice

BBQ Secret Thai Shrimp
Servings: 4

2 1/8 pounds black tiger shrimp, shell on
spicy Thai dressing

In a stainless steel or ceramic bowl, marinate the shell-on black tiger shrimp (rinsed if defrosted) for 1-1/2 to 2 hours in sufficient Thai sauce to cover. Do not marinate longer or shrimp will start to cook in the marinate and take on a rubbery texture. Barbecue shrimp in shells over hot coals 3-4 minutes each side. The shells keep the meat moist. Serve immediately with a suitable dipping sauce.

Quick & Easy Thai Fried Rice

4 cups rice, cooked and chilled
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2 green onions, sliced crosswise

1.    prepare rice by breaking up clumps of it with your fingers. set aside in bowl.
2.    heat wok or large, deep skillet over high heat. add oil, and when it sizzles add onion and garlic and toss well until shiny and fragrant, about 1 minute add pork and cook, tossing often, until onion begins to wilt and meat is cooked through, about 2 minutes add beaten egg, and toss well to scramble it once it begins to set.
3.    add rice, fish sauce, sugar, and green onions and cook, tossing often, until rice is tender and heated through. garnish with cilantro, and serve hot or warm with small bowls of fish sauce garnished with hot chilies.

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