I have one of the most delicious meals for you today – try not to faint when you taste it. It’s made up of healthy super foods so if you keep your portions under control, then you can call it a healthy meal :) Freddy and I both love it so I am sure that you will too!
You will need the following ingredients:
cooked and peeled shrimps (about 1 bowl), brown rice (about half a bowl), 1 large red onion, 1 orange, 6 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp of fresh ginger, extra virgin olive oil, honey (about 2 tblsp), crunchy peanut butter (about 4 tblsp), chilli powder (1/2 tsp), cayenne pepper (1/2 tsp), salt, fresh basil.
Let’s start with the rice.
Put it in a pot with water and boil according to the instructions on the package (it will take about 30 minutes). You can also add a little piece of butter (up to you).
Take the beautiful and sweet large red onion.
Try to chop it without crying.I learned already that chewing a gum helps to avoid the tears and saves your mascara from smudging :)
Heat up about 2 tblsp of olive oil in a medium size sauce pan.
Add the chopped onion to the sauce pan, but not all of it – only 2/3. You will need the remaining 1/3 for the spicy sauce. Keep it on a medium heat.
Chop 5 cloves of garlic into tiny pieces.
Add them to the sauce pan and saute until the onion starts turning slightly brown.
Take the bowl of cooked, peeled, frozen shrimps.
Add the shrimps into the pan and mix it in with the onion and garlic. Saute for another few minutes until the shrimps are done. They are already cooked so just make sure that they are hot before you turn off the heat.
Take the remaining onion and put it into blender.
You will need a piece of fresh ginger that is about the size of 2 tblsp.
Add the ginger and the remaining 1 clove of garlic into the blender. Add about 2 to 3 tblsp of water and turn the blender on for a few seconds. It doesn’t have to be complete mush – let it have some texture.
Add 4 large tblsp of peanut butter and add it to the blender.
Squeeze about 2 tblsp of honey out of the cute bear right into the blender.
1/2 tsp of chilli powder or the kind of red chille pepper (in the middle) and 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper.
Add it to the blender.
Now you will need 4 to 5 leaves of fresh basil.
Add it to the blender.
The last ingredient is freshly squeezed orange juice. 1/2 an orange is enough and you can use the other half as a garnish.
Turn the blender on again for just a few seconds – the basil should be visible in the mixture and the peanut butter should remain crunchy.
Mix the spicy peanut sauce in the sauce pan with the shrimps and add salt according to your own taste.
It’s done! Now you just have to garnish your meal with fresh basil and orange and serve.