Shrimp Wraps

That yummy shrimp I ate yesterday I had again for lunch today, it is really tasty even though it’s kind of ugly…

The concept was a shrimp cake however when I flipped them on the stove they fell apart and became “scrambled shrimp.” Luckily they are flavorful so I am still eating them.

The recipe is as follows:
-1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined
-1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
-1 jalapeño minced
-1 tablespoon minced garlic
-1 inch of ginger grated

So you dump everything in a food processor/blender and pulse around 10 times so that they are well blended but still a little chunky.

Then in a skillet over medium heat I added a couple (3ish) tablespoons of ghee.

I used the tablespoon (small cakes, for traditional larger cakes use a bigger spoon) to scoop up the “cakes” and drop them in the heated butter and let them brown. Clearly I did not leave them long enough and that is why they fell apart during flipping so my cooking time (adjusted for success) is 6 minutes on first side. They will be brown on bottom and turning pink on top.

Ideally you could eat them as appetizers, my plan was to plop them on salad. Since they were of the scrambled variety I decided to do lettuce wraps…. I just go with the flow!

I made an easy sauce, 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk, 1 tablespoon almond butter. You can throw in any extras you see fit (herbs like cilantro or some jalapeño to spice it up) and ENJOY!



Hibiscus Iced Tea

All I want during a hot and humid DC summer is a refreshing ice cold beverage fizzing with carbonation. No I am not cracking open a can of Modelo’s, I have discovered something that satisfies AND is good for me!

This discovery happened at the most unique tea house in Boulder, CO where I ordered hibiscus iced tea with club soda and lime juice. It was AMAZING! So now I am experimenting with variations…. This version is my favorite so far!

Simply brew hibiscus tea (I use one that contains lime as well). I double the bag amount since I know I will dilute the tea. This is a taste preference, I like full flavor 🙂

I let the tea chill, fill a cup 2/3 tea and 1/3 lime flavored seltzer (I like Trader Joe’s version). When I am feeling extra festive I use lime slices to decorate the rim of the glass!

This is a quick and easy drink that anyone can enjoy.