Oct 152012

Okay, this is one of the dishes that I am almost embarrassed to share. It is so ridiculously easy and simple that it may insult you…but I could not leave behind because it is delicious and can be made in a few minutes. It is great with a side green salad. Please feel free to add more or less of the ginger, green onion and paprika according to your taste. The combination of caramelized green onion and ginger with the seafood is just perfect!


½ lb of large shrimp
½ lb of white fish cut into approximately 1 to 1 ½ in
Green onion finely chopped
Ginger finely chopped
Paprika to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking wine
Olive oil


Mix all the ingredients above, except for the olive oil. Let it set for 5 minutes.

In a wok or fry pan heat the olive oil in medium to high temperature.

Carefully layer the shrimps and the fish so they do not overlap.

Cook until one side is golden brown then turn one piece at the time and cook the other side. Do not overcook. Serve hot.

If you enjoy this simple recipe you might want to check on Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon.

Yes, we just came back from a long vacation…still adjusting to the time and thought that it would be nice to share with you a glance of what we experienced 🙂

And yes, I will post more pictures as soon as I have all the thousands of pictures sorted…yes, thousands…but do not worry, I will not make you see them all 🙂

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that shrimp is low in fat and calorie but contains high amount of cholesterol?

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Apr 252011

Shrimp with cilantro and lemon

This is a very simple recipe for shrimps, it is tasty if you like cilantro. Now that the weather if getting warmer (at least for us living in Southern California) I like to make a nice salad and top it with these shrimps. It sure makes a great meal and it is very healthy…shrimps are low in fat ;-).


1 lb of shrimp, clean and deveined
2 garlic clove finely chopped
½ lemon, juice freshly squeezed
½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon cooking wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil



Mix all the ingredients except the cilantro. In a pan heat the olive oil and fry the shrimps both side, when the shrimps are done add the cilantro and remove from the heat. Serve the shrimps on top of a green salad of your choice.



Enjoy this simple and easy recipe!

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Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that cilantro is also called Chinese parsley? Moreover, coriander is the dry fruits of cilantro which is used widely in curries.

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Jun 072010

This soup is a complete meal by itself, and more importantly it is easy and simple to make. You can always change the kind of vegetable, meat or even go meatless. I made sure that I had veggies, protein (shrimp) and carb (rice cake).

I love the texture of the rice ovaletts or rice cake which is chewy…I got this rice cake at the local Korean grocery, but you can find in almost every Asian grocery store. Rice cake is used in all kind of Asian cuisine


1-2 cups of rice ovaletts
6~7 leaves of napa cabbage
2 medium carrots
½ bunch green onion, finely chopped
4~5 dry shiitake mushroom
Cilantro, finely chopped
1 can chicken broth
½ lb medium shrimp
1 tablespoon olive oil


First soak the shiitake mushroom in hot water until soft, slice them and set aside. Wash and chop the napa cabbage and carrot.

Soak the rice cake in cold water for 5 minutes and drain well.

In a deep pot, heat the olive oil and add half of the green onion, sautee slightly, add the chicken broth and 1 to 1 ½ cup of water, let it boil.

Add the carrots and let it boil again. Add the rice cake, let it boil then add the napa cabbage, the mushroom, stir gently, by now the rice cake will be soft.

Add the shrimps and mix gently, until the shrimp turn pink, do not over cook, otherwise the shrimps will be hard. Finally add the remaining green onion and cilantro, stir gently and remove the soup from the heat.

Serve hot.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that the rice ovaletts are called Niao gao in mandarin, and translate to “year cake” or “Chinese New Year’s cake”? In spite of the name it can be found not only during the celebration of Chinese New Year but through out the year in Asian grocery stores. Moreover, the rice cake is made from glutinous rice.

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Mar 272010

We are going to a family “get together” cruise. After many years trying to get everyone’s schedules we finally settle down for this Mexican cruise…We will be on the cruise for 7 days , stopping at 3 cities: Cabo San Lucas, Porto Vallarta and Mazatlan. Since the internet service is very limited and extremely expensive at the ship I probably will not be reading your blog, sorry about that, but will definitely catch up once back in land.

Before we leave, I’d like to leave a very and simple way to serve shrimp.
This dish is really easy and simple to prepare…and it is delicious. Serve the shrimps with salad or as an appetizer. By the way, Happy Easter!


½ lb shrimp
2 clove garlic minced
¼ cup green onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste


Turn the oven to 450F

In a bowl, place the shrimp, garlic, green onion, the spices and the olive oil. Mix gently and place the shrimp in a oven safe dish.

Bake for 5~7 minutes. Serve hot. Do not over cook otherwise the shrimp will have a rubbery texture.
As I mention, could not be easier and simpler than this 🙂

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that shrimp have a high resistance to toxins? Since shrimp are an important source of food for large animals, their high resistance to toxins may contribute to high toxin levels in their predators.
Shrimps are high in calcium, iodine and protein. Shrimps have significant levels of cholesterol, but do not contain saturated fat, it is considered healthy for the circulatory system. Moreover, shrimp is considered a low caloric food.

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Sep 072009

I love lavash bread, is something that you will always find in my kitchen. I usually use as pizza dough, quesadilla or as a toast. This time, instead of using tortillas for my shrimp tacos I use the lavash bread.

By the way, have a nice and safe Labor Day 🙂


For the shrimp
1 lb large shrimp deveined and clean
3 green onion finely chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped
Pinch of cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil


For the salsa
2 Roma tomatoes, without seed and chopped
1 jalapeno finely chopped
½ red onion finely chopped
½ bunch cilantro finely chopped
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Romaine lettuce shredded



For the shrimp
In a bowl place the shrimp and add all the ingredients, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and sautee in a hot pan.

For the salsa
Add all the ingredients of the salsa in a small bowl


Assembly of the “tacos”

Set the lavash bread in a plate, place the shrimps, the salsa and top it with the shredded lettuce. Roll it up and enjoy!



Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that the baking of lavash is by slapping the flat rolled dough against the hot walls of a clay oven? Lavash is a flatbread very popular in Iran, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Pakistan and Azerbajan.

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Jun 082009

This is a great for appetizer, it is simple and have a great presentation…your guests will love it! I do not add salt in the shrimp since the bacon is usually salty. It is a great combination of flavors.


16 medium to large size shrimps, cleaned.
2 tablespoon green onion finely chopped
¼ teaspoon paprika
8 bacon strips cut in half



In a bowl combine all the ingredients except for the bacon. Wrap shrimp with the bacon and use a toothpick to secure. Heat a fry pan and gently add the shrimps. Let it brown one side then gently flip to the other side until both sides are brown. Serve it hot or warm.



Did you know that bacon bits can be made from soy? Bacon bits can be made from small pieces of bacon or from textures vegetable protein (also known as soy meat) with artificial flavor to mimic bacon.

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May 112009

I love this dish, it is easy and very tasty. The ginger added to the shrimp gives an unusual flavor, somehow exotic. Not to mention that in Asian cuisine, ginger is everywhere.


1 to 1 ½ lb medium to large size shrimp, cleaned.
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
¼ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon fresh garlic finely chopped
½ tablespoon vodka
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ tablespoon olive oil




In a bowl combine all the ingredients except for the olive oil, and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes.

Heat the olive oil in a wok, add the shrimps and let is brown one side then flip to the other side until both sides are brown over high heat. Do not over cook otherwise the shrimp will become “hard”.

Serve hot with white rice.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that ginger is used to treat nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy? Ginger is a spice used for cooking as well as medicine. The history of ginger comes from a long time ago, originated in Asia and is grown in India, South Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean.

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