Monday, August 14, 2006

Shrimp Scampi

I love shrimps. I think they are one of the most yummy of all sea foods. This is one of the easier recipe and is great for a romantic sea-food meal with (or for) your better (or worse??) half. I made it yesterday but don't get any I am surprised that someone got this recipe right through the hints and that someone is Tarini. Let's get to the recipe straightaway...

Shrimp Scampi

Dedication: This recipe is dedicated to all the seafood lovers.

Serving: 3

  1. 450 gms shrimps
  2. 2 tsb oil
  3. 2 garlic cloves. minced
  4. 2/3 cups clam juice or chicken broth
  5. 2 tsb lemon juice
  6. 1/2 tsb salt
  7. 1/8 tsb crushed red pepper flakes
  8. 1 tsb cornstarch blended with 1 tsb water
  9. 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and heat untill tender for 2 minutwes
  3. Add shrimp and cook untill almost cook, about 3 minutes
  4. Add clam juice, lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes and bring to boil
  5. Cook it for 1 more minute
  6. Transfer shrimps to serving plates
  7. Bring liquid to boil, stir in cornstarch mixture and cook stirring untill sauce is thickened about 1 minute

8. Stir in parsley and sauce over shrimps

9. Serve with rice.

Hint for next recipe: I told him to come in and have potatoes for dinner.

Gossip of the week: What do you make of the recent 'hair'-raising cricket controversy involving Pakistan?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Desi-Style Scrammbled Eggs

Sunday ho ya Monday, roz khao ande. This is certainly one of the most recognizable slogans of Indian advertising apart from 2-minute maggi. I eat eggs almost on a daily basis. They are easy to cook and are healthy. No one knows what came first (chicken or the egg) but whoever came must be thankful that it was not eaten by man first. Anyways, let's goto the recipe straight away.

Desi-Style Scrammbled Eggs

Dedication: This recipe is dedicated to my sweetest friend, faith. She is leaving for India soon and this is for her. I am very proud of you.


  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1/2 tsb turmeric
  3. 1 medium onion, chopped
  4. 3 tsb butter
  5. 1 green chilli, chopped
  6. dhaniya for garnish
  7. Salt to taste


  1. Heat the butter in the pan
  2. Add onions and green chilli, Heat till the onions are translucent

3. Mix turmeric, salt and eggs with an egg beater.
4. Add egg mixture to the sauting onions

5. Cook till the eggs are well cooked
6. Garnish with dhaniya

7. Enjoy with parathas and achar.

Joke of the week: Q. What do accountants use for birth control? Ans. Their personalities

Hint for next recipe: I scampered through the lake for shrimps