23 September 2011

Quick stir fried shrimp

Ok its Friday finally! Some days goes by in a wink and others…well every minute feels like a minute. But I’m happy it’s relaxing time. I’ve just finished my very easy dinner...buttery mussels and French bread. A last minute change of dinner plans.

We still had some rice left and I had my bitter melon soup that I made yesterday (recipe will follow) and we (well actually I) were suppose to eat that, but I was feeling like having some party food. Anything that takes me less then 30 minutes to make is party food.
I also asked my hubby to take some shrimps out of the freezer so I could make some stir fry shrimp for him to eat it with some rice since he is not a fan of bitter melon. These shrimps were all ready to go and had to be cooked…today!

Because I only have 45 minutes before my movie starts I thought I’d do a quick post. I’ve been looking forward to watch Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix so I’m quite exited about it. It’s true that there’s a kid inside everyone =)

So with no further delay…
Shrimp with oyster sauce.

This literally took me 5 minutes to make. I started with frying some onion and garlic (don’t add the garlic till the onions are brown) and then I added a dash of oyster sauce and some sesame oil. Then the shrimps went in….wait till they turn pink and voila…stir fried shrimp! How quick was that? It was so quick I didn’t have time to take more pictures then this one.

It’s a great snack. I know because the hubby went in and out of the kitchen each time munching on a piece of shrimp. If there’s any left for tomorrow it will be good with rice as well.

I’m getting read for movie time with my hubby, if I get him to watch it with me. Hope you all have great plans for the weekend. If weather permits we’ll bike down to Delft tomorrow. It’s like a mini holiday, but then one close to home!


  1. I'm big fan of Shrimp,so even simple recipe like this is always good,love to use sesame oil too,enjoy the movie :)

  2. This looks delicious! I can't have it, but I sure wish I could! I LOVE the Harry Potter movies....have you seen them all? Or are you on the Order of the Phoenix?

    Glad you're able to spend time with hubby!

  3. Simple is almost always good, and this definitely looks good! I'd love this in a simple salad as well. Have a good weekend!

  4. I love quick shrimp dishes like this! Hope you enjoyed your movie!

  5. I love simple dinners of shrimp. For some reason having shrimp make it feel special no matter how quick and easy it is. Looks delicious!

  6. What an easy stir-fried shrimps, looks good!

  7. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious.

  8. Yeah every time we eat shrimp it’s quite special. Just because we don’t eat it often. These shrimps were delish!

    The movie was good, but not as good as the previous ones they’ve made. Hopefully the others are better.

  9. Lilly, these look good and so quick to make. Good idea to add a dash of oyster sauce. Sounds like these shrimp were a big hit in your house. The mussels sound good too.

  10. Fast meals are the best. This looks like the kind of thing we'd all enjoy around here. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. (I hope your weekend was as good as you hoped and you were able to relax.)

  11. I love shrimp because you can cook it up so quickly! This looks delicious!

  12. I always forget to make shrimp!! So yummy and quick to make. Great job Lilly. =)


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