Ever have a dinner #fail?
Who am I kidding…we all have!
This is a recipe I’d planned to share months ago, while I was still pregnant. I’d been wanting to get more seafood into my diet and I thought the recipe couldn’t be easier. Just sautee up some frozen shrimp on the stovetop, add some frozen chopped veggies and sauce and serve over pre-cooked rice. Bam. Who needs takeout, amiright?
I even photographed the dish before my husband and I dug in:
Only…it was terrible. The vegetables were fine, but the shrimp was SO overcooked! I couldn’t understand where I had gone wrong. I’d only cooked the shrimp for a few minutes. This meal was supposed to be an easy sub for takeout and we ended up ordering takeout that night anyway!Get perfectly cooked shrimp every time with this simple trick! Click To Tweet
It took a few months and a bit of trial and error for me and my husband to warm up to stir-fried shrimp again, honestly. And what did the trick was to not stir-fry the shrimp at all! Just like that trick where you bake bacon in the oven, I’ve discovered that cooking shrimp in the oven is SO much easier and it provides the perfect texture.
Paired with pre-cut frozen vegetables and either a jarred or very simple homemade sauce: Bam. Shrimp for dinner once again. My toddler, who loves shrimp, is especially pleased and I hope you will be, too.
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