Sunday, January 10, 2016

Miyazaki Movie & Dinner Double Date 

My sister decided to host a Miyazaki movie night at her place and we picked one of our childhood favorite film, Kiki Delivery Service. On the dinner table, we have a fusion of American, Italian and Asian! Thanks to everyone who cooked! Vivian made manicotti, stuff mushrooms, garlic bread and honey garlic chicken wings. Orlie made the salad and mozzarella with tomato and basil. Andy made delicious soft boil soy sauce eggs.  

I wanted to make something that I've never made before and was craving shrimp so I made Thai fried rice with shrimp and pineapple. It was really simple to make and tasted great. Please see the recipe below: 

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp and Pineapple: 

2 Cups-Rice (made overnight)
2-Eggs (Beaten and Scrambled)
3-Garlic Cloves (Minced)
1 Can-Pineapple Chunks
1 lb-Shrimp (Peeled and Deveined)
1 Cup-Frozen Peas (Thawed and Boiled)
2-Green Onions (Chopped)
1/2 cup-Cashews (Chopped)

(This is the tricky part, I don't have measurements of how much sauce I used because I always "sauce to taste", meaning I put a little of the sauce then taste it to see if it's good or needs more, so here's an estimate of how much I used.)
Soy Sauce (~2/3 tablespoon)
Fish Sauce (~2 tablespoon)
Sriracha (1 tablespoon)
Lemon Juice (~1 tablespoon)

1) In a bowl, whisk two eggs. Heat a large skillet with high heat and add a little bit of oil or cooking spray. Add egg to the skillet and quickly use a spatula to mix the eggs. Cook the eggs for  ~2 mins then remove from skillet and keep warm.

2) Use a skillet to saute onion with a little bit of oil until it is tender and fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the shrimp and cook it until it turns pink. Stir in the rice, pineapple, peas, cashews, scrambled eggs and green onions. Mix well...

3) Pour soy sauce all over the fried rice mixture and mix well (this will give it the nice brown color). Add fish sauce, Sriracha and lemon juice- sauce to taste! 

4) Garnish with more cashews and green onions on top when served. Optional-cut up a lime and put on the side for people to add more citrus favor to their fried rice.