Jerk Shrimp and Lobster Chow Mein

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Todays meal was inspired by my Fitfam Juliet. She sent me a picture of a dish that Ayesha Curry made. She asked me to recreate it, I gladly accepted. I decided to recreate the dish and make it #fitfam approved. From replacing the chow mein noodles with 100% whole wheat pasta and baking the plantain instead of frying, Fitfam would be proud   Below is a picture of Ayesha’s Dish.

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So here goes my take:

Ingredients

Lite Soy Sauce

oyster sauce

1/2 green pepper

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 lemon

1 lb of shrimps

1-2 Lobster tools

1/2 head of cabbage

1 onion

olive oil

1 package of whole grain linguini

1 ripe plaintain

jerk seasoning

ginger

salt

2 habanero

cayenne pepper

fresh parsley

minced garlic

butter

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Let’s Go

First, cook your pasta for about 7-10 minutes until soft, be careful not to over cook.

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Baked Plantain

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees .Coat a baking sheet with oil or nonstick oil spray. Cut your plantain in diagonal slices about 1/2 inch thick.  Season your plaintain with salt and black pepper. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes and flip.

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Continue to back for another 7 minutes on the other side. Be carful to watch the color, making sure it doesn’t burn. Place aside

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Jerk Shrimp and Lobster

Wash and dry your seafood. Season with jerk seasoning, salt, black pepper, ginger and cayenne pepper. In a pan heat up 2 tbsp of oil oil, 1/2 chopped onion, and 2 habanero chopped. for about 2 minutes. Next add in 1 tbsp of minced garlic. Sear for 1 more minute. Add in lobster (shell up) and shrimp. Cook on one side for 5 minutes. Before flipping add in 1 tbsp of butter. Squeeze 1/2 of lemon on top of the seafood . Continue to cook for 5 more minutes until done.(shell turned pink). Set aside

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Chow Mein

In a pan heat up 3 tbsp of olive oil. Add cabbage, 1/2 chopped onion, bell peppers, and garlic . Stir fry  for about 3-4 minutes on medium high heat. Next add in 1/3 cup of Lite soy sauce and 1/4 of oyster sauce.

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Mix well. Next add in pasta, and stir constantly to blend everything . Continue to stir fry for about 2-3 minutes, top it off with fresh chopped Parsley and cayenne pepper (optional)

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Now its time to plate !!

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Healthy Thai Green Curry Shrimp

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It’s Thai Time !!! One of my favorite type of foods is Thai food. I love all the ingredients used in making thai food, coconut milk to ginger to lemongrass. This recipe was inspired by my thai loving Sister 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy the recipe. #Fitfamapproved

Ingredients

1 cup of Thai Green Curry Sauce

2 tsp mince garlic

1 tbsp of minced fresh ginger (or 1 tbsp of ground ginger)

1/2 onion (minced)

1 tsp of curry powder

1 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of cumin powder

1/2 tsp thyme powder

1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 habanero

1 tbsp of coconut oil

1/2 – 1 pound of shrimp

Brown rice

 

In a pan heat up the coconut oil for 20 seconds. Add in the minced onion, fresh ginger, and garlic. Pan sear for 1 minute. Pour in the green curry, allow to cook for 2 minutes. Next add in Shrimp and the rest of the spices. Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.

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Serve with Rice and Enjoy.

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Ginger Garlic Crispy Salmon

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On my journey of loosing weight, eating healthy was essential. Eating bland chicken breast and vegetables became so boring. Salmon was one of my saviors. Try out this savory low carb recipe; it will surely make you appreciate the pescatarian world. This recipe is Fit-Fam approved .

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of coconut oil

1 tbsp of minced garlic

2 salmon filets ( 5-6 oz each) or any fish of choice

2 tbsp of minced ginger

2 tbsp of I cant believe its not butter

¼ tsp of light salt

¼ tsp of black pepper

¼ Italian seasoning

3 carrot stalk

1 tsp of brown sugar

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  1. Season the salmon with herbs, salt, and pepper .
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a non stick frying pan over medium heat. Thrown in the minced ginger and allow to fry for 1 minute . Place the salmon in the pan frying on medium heat 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Once you flip it to one side throw in a tbsp. of butter.
  3. Add the minced garlic to pan ( Always add garlic last ) . Lower the heat to low and continue to pan sear salmon for 1 more minute, Remove from the pan.
  4. Cut your carrot into vertical pieces. Season with black pepper and salt
  5. Add ½ tsp of coconut oil to the frying pan.
  6. Add in carrots. Begin to sauté.
  7. Add in 1 tbsp of butter and sprinkle the brown sugar on the carrots
  8. Continue to sauté until carrots turn golden brown, flipping side to side.

 

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Enjoy! Please leave a comment !