Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli

NLEOMF_Shield

This week is National Law Enforcement Appreciation week, and I have heard some beautiful stories on NPR this week about the men and women who have vowed to serve and protect us by upholding and enforcing our laws.  I really needed to hear them, given all the CRAP that’s been going down in our United States of Shame recently with attacks on police officers.

Since January, there have been 45 police deaths in this country.  45.  That’s insane.  Do you see cops protesting, organizing sit-ins across I-93, rioting or looting their communities?  No, but that’s a rant for another day.

45 police deaths (and 5 K-9 deaths, if you care only about the pups) is ridiculous.  And these don’t include those who survived, like two officers who were shot outside the Ferguson Police Dept this week.  People, what is going on?  What do you want out of this? What is your end game?

We are using violence, because violence has been used on us.  We matter.  We are fighting back.

Who are you fighting?  The traffic cop who asked you for your license and registration?  What did he do?  Do you think that this will gain respect and change things if you keep ensuing violence and murder?  I get that you’re mad from the injustices you are feeling, but aren’t you just as guilty if you inflict pain on others?

There are terrible teachers.  There are pedophilia priests.  There are dirty politicians.  And there are crooked cops, whose pledge to protect and serve has been clouded by poor judgement and/or personal agendas.  But we all know that for one bad employee, there are a dozen good ones, and they are NOT interchangeable.  So, if you have beef with, say, the cop who shot Michael Brown, don’t go take it out on your local officer who is there to serve your community.  In fact, don’t take it out on anyone:  talk to your therapist/friends/family about it, teach your kids what you believe is right, and live a good life.

Standing up for what you believe in does not include knocking down someone else.  Feel free to quote me on that.

Now, if you are reading this and you ARE an officer (or an inspiring one), thank you for your dedication, service, and putting up with us civilians.  You put yourselves into the line of fire every day (now more than ever), and that’s a debt we can never repay.  

I know you have to eat right to keep lookin’ good in that uniform ;), so try this one:  crazy easy, quick for after those double shifts, and a big crowd pleaser.  Great as left-overs, too!  I pair it with some rice and relax to some Law and Order.

Enjoy!


Materials:

  • large pan with lid
  • spatula or spoon
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 10-15 large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 broccoli crown
  • 1T garlic
  • 2T soy sauce
  • 1T sesame oil
  • 1t red pepper flakes
  • 1t ginger
  • sesame seeds
  • water, for cooking

Directions:

  1. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Over medium-high heat, saute broccoli in a little oil and water (about 1/3 c).  Place lid on pan to speed up steaming.  Add a small splash of water to the pan and stir every couple of minutes for 5-6 minutes. FullSizeRender
  3. Before broccoli is done (but is wilting), add shrimp. FullSizeRender
  4.  Cook on each side (about 1-2 minutes per side) until white and no longer opaque. FullSizeRender
  5. Add garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger.FullSizeRender
  6.  Stir and cook for one more minute.FullSizeRender
  7. Serve, topped with sesame seeds.FullSizeRender
  8. Enjoy!FullSizeRender

Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 15 min
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Materials:
FullSizeRender

  • large pan with lid
  • spatula or spoon
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 10-15 large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 broccoli crown
  • 1T garlic
  • 2T soy sauce
  • 1T sesame oil
  • 1t red pepper flakes
  • 1t ginger
  • sesame seeds
  • water, for cooking

Directions:

  1. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Over medium-high heat, saute broccoli in a little oil and water (about 1/3 c).  Place lid on pan to speed up steaming.  Add a small splash of water to the pan and stir every couple of minutes for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Before broccoli is done (but is wilting), add shrimp.
  4.  Cook on each side (about 1-2 minutes per side) until white and no longer opaque.
  5. Add garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger.
  6. Stir and cook for one more minute.
  7. Serve, topped with sesame seeds.
  8. Enjoy!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s