Day 3 of Lent. The whole giving up of something — you know, sacrifice for 40 days — is not going well. I’m to stay away from added sugar and salt (and drink more water). Oh, and by the way, alcohol is also off-limits. So, no cocktails. Oh brother.
Well, I’m in for the night and made a home-cooked meal. I’m not so sure I passed the test, but it tasted great.
I don’t know how I’m going to survive the next 37 days of Lent:
I hope I don’t crack: When your sacrifice is no added sugar or salt (sort of)…and no cocktails?!
Remember, I don’t use measuring spoons or cups or whatever fancy gadgets a normal person would use in their house. I simply don’t have the patience.
So, this is what I threw together using a deep saucepan-type pot (you’ll see it in the pictures):
Sweet Teriyaki Noodles and Shrimp by The Brainy Pint Sizer (@brainypintsizer)
- Broad Egg Noodles (about 1 1/2 – 2 cups)
- 6 Shrimp (cut into 4 small pieces each)
- Onion (diced — about 3 tablespoons)
- Olive Oil (about 3 tablespoons — maybe 4 — just eyeball it)
- Teriyaki Sauce (o-oh…sodium)*
- Honey (sigh…sugar, but it is a “natural” sweetener, does that count?)*
- Hot Pepper Sauce (this is optional; if you use it, add to taste)*
- Black Pepper*
- Ground Ginger*
- Crushed Garlic*
* To taste. The two you need to be the most careful about is the hot sauce and the ginger. Too much and the dish is ruined.
- After noodles are brought to a boil, lower to medium heat.
- Cook until al dente (soft-ish, but not mushy or boiled to death) and then drain. Leave in strainer.
- In the empty pot, add the olive oil, the crushed garlic and the onions. Cook on medium heat until onions are translucent, which should take about a minute or two.
- Add the teriyaki sauce, black pepper, ground ginger, honey, thyme and stir.
- In goes the shrimp, stirring quickly, and add the hot pepper sauce.
- The noodles go in next and toss quickly, incorporating well — but only for about 2 minutes (no more).
- Remove from the heat and serve.