July 22, 2010

I saw an article on NPR that talks about meals for the lazy cook today. That’s for me! LOL.  Between my day job and part-time school, I don’t really have much time to cook complicated meals.  In the article, it mentioned about shredded salads that doesn’t need to be cooked.  Oh well, salad is certainly not my thing unless I’m desperate to lose weight.  But I do believe that lazy cook like me will find ways to cut short the cooking.  For example, I use ready made food from the frozen section of a grocery store sometimes.  Tonight, I got some ready made Eggplant Cutlets from Trader Joe’s.  I just needed to heat it up in a pan.  No big deal.  Meanwhile, I also lazy-ized my Garlic Shrimp recipe.  I used to make Garlic Shrimp with the shell on. But then it is too troublesome to peel the shell when I eat it.  So I made shelled garlic shrimp instead.  I got peeled shrimp from the grocery store, ie. I didn’t need to clean or shell it. I just need to butterfly it.  No big deal again.  I served the shrimp with the eggplant and some brown rice.  I heated up some pasta sauce to serve with the eggplant.  It was kind of a weird Chinese/Italian combo, but it was not bad at all.  In fact, the shrimp was so good that there was not leftover left.  The eggplant was ok. I finished it all as well. :p

Cut a slit on each shrimp, add chopped garlic and scallion on top
Cut a slit on each shrimp, add chopped garlic and scallion on top
Steamed shelled garlic shrimp cooked in less than 10 mins
Steamed shelled garlic shrimp cooked in less than 10 mins
Ready-made frozen Eggplant Cutlet
Ready-made frozen Eggplant Cutlet
Pan fry the frozen eggplant cutlets
Pan fry the frozen eggplant cutlets
Serving Garlic Shrimp and Eggplant Cutlet with Brown Rice
Serving Garlic Shrimp and Eggplant Cutlet with Brown Rice

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