Shrimp Sambal with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Ginger

shrimp sambal

Main, Seafood | July 17, 2017 | By

Here’s a quick dinner dish that will become a family fave! Shrimp Sambal is a classic Malaysian dish, but ours is not your typical shrimp sambal recipe! We’ve roasted gorgeous purple cauliflower (you can use whatever cauliflower you can find) and chickpeas for texture, lots of veggies, fresh local ginger from Red Earth Organic Farms, and herbs for flavor. Of course, the spicy sambal oelek is the real flavor bomb here! This Thai red chili paste has freshly ground hot red chili peppers (bird’s eye chili), rice vinegar, and salt. It’s good on just about everything! But don’t go crazy or your mouth will be on fire! 

shrimp sambalThis lovely bowl of yum has so many flavor bombs with the spicy shrimp, colorful purple cauliflower, tender roasted chickpeas, ginger and lots of herbs! Shrimp sambal is a winner for dinner!

purple cauliflowerGorgeous purple cauliflower is milder, sweeter and nuttier than the standard white version. It’s also loaded with vitamin C, calcium and potassium!

purple cauliflower and chickpeasRoast the purple cauliflower and chickpeas on a large baking sheet at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. They should be tender and slightly browned.

gingerFreshly grated local ginger gives this dish a nice kick! This super aromatic ginger is from Red Earth Organic Farms in Georgia.

shrimp sambalStir-fry all of the veggies in a large wok and add the spicy sauce to coat. Toss in the shrimp last and cook for about three minutes until pink and curled. Top with fresh mint and cilantro! 

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Shrimp Sambal with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil (divided)
  • 1 head purple cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek (Thai red chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin wine
  • Juice from 2 small limes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the cauliflower florets and chickpeas on a large baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons canola oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine, in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes until crisp, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a glass mixing bowl, whisk together the sambal oelek, fish sauce, mirin wine, lime juice, ginger, and sugar.
  3. In a large heavy wok, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Add in the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms, and stir-fry until shallots are translucent and mushrooms are slightly golden. Add the roasted cauliflower and chickpeas to the wok and stir to combine. Pour in the sauce mixture and stir the veggies to coat. When well combined, add in the shrimp and cook for about three minutes until shrimp is curled and pink. Remove the wok from the heat and sprinkle in the mint and cilantro, and toss to combine. Serve immediately with extra herbs sprinkled on top.

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seared scallops

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Easy Summer Fruit Galette

summer fruit tart

Sweets | July 10, 2017 | By

It’s summer, can you feel the heat? We wanted to share this beautiful, rustic, easy-peasy fruit galette recipe for your next outdoor party. It’s not an Asian dessert but it’s beyond simple and so tasty! The inspiration behind this yummy dessert? Gorgeous fresh berries and peaches at our local farmer’s market. You can use ready-made pie crust like we did, or make yours from scratch! Not a big dessert maker or a baker? Pinky swear, this really was a cinch to make! Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint and you’ve got the perfect bite! Thanks to gimmesomeoven.com for sharing your terrific version of this recipe!

summer fruit tartThis gorgeous fruit galette has natural sweetness from the fresh fruit, and is so easy to make! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top…YUM!

peaches berriesFarmers market peaches, blueberries and blackberries are so delish in this dessert recipe!

Beautiful summer fruit is always the way to go when making a galette. Try this at home!

Easy Summer Fruit Galette
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (9-inch)
  • 3 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Fresh mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unfold pie crust on a baking sheet or baking stone. Slightly roll out edges.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the fruit with cornstarch, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into the middle of the pie crust, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold up the border over the edge of the fruit and pinch the pleats. Brush the egg wash onto the pie crust and sprinkle remaining sugar on top of crust and fruit.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crust is lightly brown and fruit is bubbling. Cover edges of crust with aluminum foil if to brown while allowing fruit to cook thoroughly. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.
Notes
Notes: Any fresh summer fruit will work with this recipe.
Adapted from: www.gimmesomeoven.com

If you liked this recipe, try our Pumpkin Manju Sweets

pumpkin sweets