Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to Make Florida Gulf Shrimp and Pepper Stir Fry

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The New Year has began and many of us are trying to lead healthier lifestyles.  One of the ways you can do this is by eating wholesome fresh foods.  If you are in Florida you are in luck.  There are many fresh wholesome local options.

Shrimp is a great local option Fresh From Florida.  We're surrounded by water and producers of some premium seafood. The local seafood has a great fresh taste. You can definitely tell the difference in fresh seafood versus frozen.

 There are so many wonderful shrimp recipes you can try. My family likes to throw them on the grill and have shrimp and steak.  Shrimp Scampi is also a favorite of the men in my life.  My favorite way to eat shrimp is battered and fried with a big plate of grits.  However, you decide to fill your plate the local shrimp are sure to have great flavor .

Wondering where you can find local Florida shrimp?  Check out your local farmers market.  Florida's fishermen are continually working  and harvesting seafood from the Gulf and Atlantic coast.  If you are dining out ask for the "Fresh From Florida Seafood" many fishermen provide the fresh catch to local restaurants.

Today we're going to share a favorite Florida recipe and tell you how to make it at home.

Florida Gulf Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir Fry with Honey Citrus Glaze Recipe



This recipe serves four.

You Will need these Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound of Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Florida bell peppers assorted colors and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Florida honey
  • 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • oil for cooking
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Now the steps you need to make this.

 

Directions:

 

1. Lightly coat the shrimp with corn starch. Preheat a large saute pan over medium heat.  Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the preheated saute' pan.  Carefully add the shrimp to the saute pan and cook until almost done about three minutes.
2.  Remove the shrimp from the pan and add in the onion and peppers.  Cook the peppers for four minutes.
3.  Add the orange juice, soy sauce and honey to the pan.  Turn the heat up slightly.  Bring the liquid ingredients up to a boil.  Turn the heat back down to medium heat and add the shrimp back to the saute pan.  The sauce should thicken and the shrimp will be cooked after about three minutes. Serve over brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.
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