Category Archives: Seafood

Garlic Shrimp


So lately on my instagram & facebook, a lot of people have been in Hawaii and their pictures of the garlic shrimp from Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck really got me craving for it. I don’t really remember the taste of Giovanni’s, but I remembered that it was something I knew I could replicate. Anyway, what I made satisfied my cravings. I didn’t take measurements of what I used, but here are the best instructions I can come up with:

  1. Brown your minced garlic (for this dish, don’t be afraid to use a lot of garlic!)
  2. On medium to low heat, add your shrimp (I used about a pound)
  3. Now this is where my memory is a bit cloudy because I pretty much use whatever spices and dry herbs are in my pantry and I just sprinkle them in according to my mood. Paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt were used for sure.
  4. Add in your fish sauce (A MUST–add to taste, you can go as salty or as bland as you want)
  5. Turn up the heat and stir fry all your ingredients together so the shrimp is evenly coated in all the flavors. You know the shrimp is ready when both sides are orange. Try not to overcook it.
  6. Serve the shrimp with a wedge of lemon or lime (I personally prefer lemon) and a healthy side (I recommend broccoli). I like to pour some extra sauce over the veggies.
  7. Enjoy 🙂

– Big Spoon

P.S. I know my recommendations contradict my picture, but asparagus & lime were all I had to work with…

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Fish Salad

Haven’t been posting lately, simply because I haven’t been cooking. But with a little encouragement from big spoon as well as the new health craze thats been running through my house, I decided to start packing my lunch again. So why not choose something healthy? I simply cooked thick pieces of catfish with salt and pepper on both sides. For the salad I used lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The only thing that makes this salad anything special is the sauce. I tried to mimic the Fried Tofu Salad sauce I normally get from my local Thai spot. The ingredients were lime juice, a bit of soy sauce, salt, chili pepper flakes, and sugar. This works very well with the salad, as well as the fish. I told Vivian about the sauce and she pointed out quickly that its extremely similar to hers…”copy cat” was the exact term I believe. Can someone tell her that she doesn’t own soy sauce, lime, and sugar?

Here’s a pic (excuse my camera and lighting)

Fish Salad with STEVENS SAUCE

Thai Green Curry


Lately, I haven’t had time to cook much because I need to devote all the time I can get to studying. So my kitchen magic has been due to pre-made sauces and curries. This one came from a can I found from a store in Chinatown. No preservatives and no artificial flavors! Yeah buddy!
It was really easy. All I had to do was heat up the can contents, add my defrosted shrimp, and add vegetables. I also diced up some potatoes & fried it to soften it before adding it to the pot. I used frozen mixed vegetables, makes it a lot easier. Yummy and easy!


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Tilapia for Lunch


This morning, I needed to prepare a quick lunch for my current study session. On the tilapia, I seasoned it with garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, and olive oil. Put it in my little toaster oven, set to broil and high heat for about 8-10 minutes. Hopped in the shower, and it was perfect when I was done. Quick & easy! Currently eating it with salad and leftover dressing I got from a salad bar in Harlem.

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