This one goes out to @SleepingFoodie. You asked for it. The shrimp fried rice train is leavin’ the station, baybee.
Oh, shrimp, you delectable little morsel, you sweet little tease of the sea, have I told you how I love you? You were always my favorite food. When folks asked my favorite meal, I might answer stroganoff, or pad thai, but when they asked favorite FOOD, it was, and always has been, from the time I could form a word: you, shrimp, always you.
First, a qualification: shrimp isn’t cheap. But we were still able to get it on our $40 per person per week budget, so I guess it’s cheap enough. We just don’t get it very often because when protein is over $3 a pound, I scoff, flip my thinning hair, and turn toward the boneless chicken thighs. Childhood crush notwithstanding. But this time I did it! And despite my fears, it didn’t break the bank! Continue reading