I love Chinese food and we occasionally splurge by going for take out to our local Chinese restaurant. The last time we splurged for the four of us, our bill came to close to $50. That made me step back and think about how much Chinese food I could make at home for the same price. This easy Chinese recipe for Shrimp in Coconut Milk Sauce is one of my favorites.
Easy Chinese Recipe: Shrimp in Coconut Milk Sauce
It’s difficult to be certain if Chinese takeout food is really gluten free. There are often a lot of fillers and even MSG in there. This recipe is gluten free if it is served over rice which is the way we enjoy it. In the summer, we use fresh vegetables from the garden or farmer’s market. In the winter, we use frozen bagged vegetables to keep the costs down.
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- salt & pepper
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 lb shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined
- 1 small bag of frozen broccoli, carrots, snap peas and water chestnuts
- garnish with slices of lime
- In a large pan or wok mix the coconut milk, cornstarch and salt and pepper.
- Stir over low heat until thickened.
- Add the sauce sauce, frozen vegetables and shrimp and cook for 5-6 minutes until shrimp are completely cooked.
- Serve over rice.
After you’re done enjoying this Shrimp in Coconut Milk Sauce, make sure you turn on Netflix and watch Mulan because it’s one of the shows available this month. Mulan is one of my (21 yo) daughter’s favorite Disney shows. Movies and TV can show kids that just because you may be quiet and shy today, that doesn’t mean you can’t be Superman tomorrow. Mulan certainly shows everyone that.
An added benefit of this easy Chinese recipe is that since it has shrimp in it, it’s perfect for Lent. If you’re looking for more recipes for Lent, check out a few of these:
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