Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Recipe, 13.5 Miles, Blog Life Meets Real Life

Happy Tuesday! I know, it's not Friday, but it's not Monday either so WOO! Thanks for your feedback on the article, and on the new bar and new product! Forgive me for always acting like everyone has a Trader Joe's - not cool! :) My Monday was fairly uneventful - I just worked walked 4 miles during lunch, worked more, walked 3 miles after work, then headed home for a night of cooking with Reuben. Austin had poker, so I cooked up a few yummies:
  • 4 servings of Gina's Weight Watcher's Recipe Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
  • 4 servings of Cooking Light's Chicken Scallopini
  • 4 servings of Cooking Light's Chicken Fettuchine Alfredo with Bacon
Good stuff! We had the Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp for dinner before Austin left. Here's the recipe:
sorry for the somewhat odd pic - taken inside a plastic tub! :)

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
Makes 4 Servings

1 tsp canola oil
4 scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup light coconut milk
2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt to taste
3 cups white rice
Red pepper flakes and salt to taste

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add scallion whites and red curry paste and sauté one minute. Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook about 2-3 minutes. Add coconut milk, fish sauce and mix well. Simmer about 2-3 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through. Remove from heat, mix in scallion greens and cilantro. Serve over rice and enjoy.
In tubs!

Nutritional Information: 433 calories, 57 carbs, 8 fat grams and 23 protein grams.

Review: Super filling and flavorful. I did have to add a bit of red pepper and salt to mine, I like my meals on the hot side! Austin really liked it too, although he said he wished it were a bit thicker (sauce was a little thin – but again, I liked that). I think this would be great with chicken too, as opposed to fish. We’ll be making this again!

The rest of my evening was pretty much an hour of work (blah), Brothers and Sisters (pretty good) and Desperate Housewives (pretty good - loving that David Austin Green is on there!!).

Today was also pretty hum-drum. Just worked, walked 2.5 miles during lunch plus bicep and back strength training and then more work. After work, I headed over to the gym for a 1/2-mile walk + 3.5-mile straight run at 6.3 mph. Yay! It's getting more and more easy. Then I headed home to sick Austin (he's full-on sick - eek!) and made another new recipe - YUM! More on that later! BTW - my blog life met my real life today! I got an email today from Ragan Communications (a site I subscribe to for work - for those who don't know i'm an associate manager, communications, with a background in PR from undergrad and communications in grad school). Some of it's highlights include PR blunders, i.e. the Marie Claire issue. Here's a link if you're interested in what the industry is saying. I thought it was interesting, and also interesting is that Marie Claire finally responded...

Q: Having a good week so far? All together mine has been okay, although i've been SLAMMED at work. grrrr

Q: Ever have real-life and blog-life crossovers? I remember when I first started my blog and a blogger recognized me, like from real-life. haha Another time I met a blogger at a dinner and her best friend is my co-worker - so funny!

17 comments:

Erica said...

I like a good chunk of heat in my foods too. <3 red pepper. The shrimp dish looks great though! Way to rock through the mileage. Hope the man feels better. Being sick, especially when its still pretty decent out weather wise, stinks!

Q: Having a good week so far? Yes, pretty decent, no complaints ;)

Q: Ever have real-life and blog-life crossovers? Yes! I was recognized getting take out one time and it totally freaked me out haha

lee said...

I've never had an unintentional blog meets real life moment.

Pretty good week although we lost at trivia last night.

anotherannabanana said...

Ohhh PR love! One of my undergrad majors was PR. I've always been tempted to career change and go into PR. We'll see...

Look at you with that mileage -- how often do you replace your shoes? (I'm so bad about replacing mine.)

Real life/Blog life crossovers? I guess the closest thing was a DC blogger meet up last weekend. It made me realize that I love these people online so I should meet more of them in person! (Like you!)

Tomorrow is Wednesday which is even better than Monday or Tuesday! Happy Hump Day. :)

Pam said...

I've had a few friends suggest my blog to friends on Facebook without knowing it's mine... until I thanked them for the shout out.

The Thai coconut curry looks and sounds great - I love anything with coconut.

Joanne said...

I love love love Thai curries so this baby is an instant bookmark. Love that it's good for me too!

I've met a few bloggers in real life and it's always such a fun experience. I kind of wish my blog was my real life sometimes...

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

That Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp looks so good and fresh tasting!

Never been recognized from my blog... some of my family doesn't even recognize me - ha!!... ;)

Gabriela said...

That shrimp dish looks so good!! Seafood is one of my weaknesses- I could never be a "true" vegetarian!

I loved what you said in your last post about the MC article being like the SATC episode. So true!!

Samma said...

3.5 straight run!!!! Whoohooo!!

Kacy said...

I'm having such a great week! I hope Austin feels better :)

Christina said...

mmm love the curry recipe. i just bought some yellow curry powder and i am not nearly as much of a fan as i am of the red curry paste. i like my curry spicy!

yesss ive been recognized a few times now. a couple times at whole foods, once at a bar, and another time at a party. it makes me giggle. especially when i'm at the grocery store.

Mica said...

That looks like a great recipe, though I'd have to make it for myself. Harrison doesn't like coconut milk OR cilantro. Bummer!

Jenny said...

The recipe looks great! When making your shrimp recipes, do you normally use frozen or fresh? I know you like to pre-cook, so not sure if it would make a difference when reheated, but just curious if the fresh would taste better or if you would even notice a difference.

Hope the rest of the week goes well!

Biz said...

I just found Gina's weight watcher recipes and love it! She just posted a skinny pumpkin latte that I can't wait to try.

One of my co-workers was having a baby, and someone made her chocolate chip cookies wrapped in pink and blue saran wrap - the blue one said "these cookies have nuts."

I thought it was funny, so I posted it on my blog. An hour later I got an email from one of my blog readers (now this was like only 6 months into my blog) asking where I lived and worked.

Turns out my blog reader was best friends with my pregnant co-workers sister! Hope that makes sense.

After that I could out this reader lives in the town next to me, and grew up on the same town as my husband.

You always think blogs you read are from people so far away, when they could be right next to you!

brideinthelwd said...

Mmm, that looks so yummy! I have been in the mood for Thai food recently too. For some reason, I feel this week has been going by fast. Tomorrow's Thursday & you're one step closer to the weekend!

brideinthelwd said...

Mmm, that looks so yummy! I have been in the mood for Thai food recently too. For some reason, I feel this week has been going by fast. Tomorrow's Thursday & you're one step closer to the weekend!

Biz said...

I just found Gina's weight watcher recipes and love it! She just posted a skinny pumpkin latte that I can't wait to try.

One of my co-workers was having a baby, and someone made her chocolate chip cookies wrapped in pink and blue saran wrap - the blue one said "these cookies have nuts."

I thought it was funny, so I posted it on my blog. An hour later I got an email from one of my blog readers (now this was like only 6 months into my blog) asking where I lived and worked.

Turns out my blog reader was best friends with my pregnant co-workers sister! Hope that makes sense.

After that I could out this reader lives in the town next to me, and grew up on the same town as my husband.

You always think blogs you read are from people so far away, when they could be right next to you!

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