Is it my birthday? Nope, but just incase my husband wants to get ideas for a gift for me…allow me to just put this out there into the internet universe and hope for the best Here are my top 5 picks this Labor Day weekend. These are in my opinion the coolest gifts out there for the cool girl…I have been known to be kinda cool! Just teasing (or am I…lol)
Have a great long weekend everyone!!! We are taking full advantage over here of our family time. Hope you all are doing the same this Labor Day weekend! Tomorrow Mike and I head out to a clam bake – HEAVEN!!! I’ll be taking my camera with me on our adventures and can’t wait to share our fun moments with you all
*I am wearing a French Connection dress from ages ago & Zoë is wearing Gap.
Food is memories. Sesame shrimp brings back memories of my Abuela (Grandmother) Mabel. This was our favorite dish – ever! So much so, Abuela and I used to fight over who got the last bite! I can laugh now about this…but back then it was war and not a laughing matter I would cross my arms and announce to my family, “When I grow up, I’m going to buy all the shrimp I want and make sesame shrimp everyday – just for me!”…I suffered from only child syndrome.
These memories make my Mother, Aunt and I laugh till this day. I did grow up to buy shrimp pretty often…but not everyday. These days I do share; counting each shrimp. Everyone gets the same amount LOL!
So here is the dish we fought over for years throughout my childhood: sesame shrimp. I served it over tortilla, making it a sort of asian taco, but this would taste wonderful over rice as well.
1 pound of large uncooked shrimp, deveined and tails removed
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp of cornstarch
About 3 shakes of sesame seeds
A handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp of olive oil
Combine soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl, whisk together until cornstarch dissolves. Pour over shrimp in a large bowl and let marinate for at least 1 hour.
Sprinkle sesame seeds over marinated shrimp and lightly toss together.
Prepare wok with 1 tbsp of olive oil, add garlic and stir over medium high heat until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add marinated shrimp to wok and cook over medium high heat, tossing frequently for about 1 minute. Cover and allow to cook through until shrimp curls and turns pink, toss often.
Add chopped cilantro to wok and toss until coated.
Heat tortilla over open flame, flipping 2 to 3 times (be careful not to burn your fingers).