|Shrimp with Seasonal Veggies|
Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers
Shrimp! So delicious and healthful, and so confusing to buy sustainably. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch website identifies 13 different categories for shrimp harvests, varying in country of origin and fishing method. Plus there are several species in each category. Sometimes a species can have several common names, and sometimes you’ll find a common name at the store that’s not on the list at all. What’s a consumer who’s concerned about eating shrimp sustainably to do?
|Go for Sustainably Sourced Shrimp|
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|Bruce Stir-frying, Despite Funky Electric Stovetop|
If you’re not too familiar with stir-frying, you might want to read hubby Bruce’s Tips for Stir-fry Success before giving this dish a whirl.
1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1¼ lb. zucchini, cut into 1/8 inch slices
1 lb. large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1½ tsp. chopped, packed fresh oregano
1 - 1½ tsp. pressed garlic
2 tbsp. chicken or veggie broth
¼ tsp. black pepper, or to taste
For best stir-fry results, dry off shrimp and zucchini with towels.
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil over high heat in a wok. Add zucchini to wok. Stir-fry until slightly browned, about 3 minutes, tossing very frequently.Remove zucchini from wok to plate.
Heat remaining 1 tsp. olive oil in wok. Add shrimp and sauté 1 – 2 minutes, tossing frequently. Add tomatoes. Sauté till shrimp are almost cooked through (it will be only slightly translucent in spots), about 1 more minute.
Stir in garlic, broth, oregano, and pepper. Continue heating, stirring to loosen browned bits from the bottom of the pan, 1 – 2 minutes, until shrimp are cooked and tomatoes are softened. Don’t overcook!
Remove wok from heat. Add cooked zucchini to wok. Toss. Remove veggies and shrimp to serving dish but leave liquid in wok.
Boil liquid over high heat until thickened and about half volume, stirring constantly, about 1 – 2 minutes. Pour thickened sauce over shrimp and vegetables and serve.