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Serves 2

A CookTale

Planning, shopping, preparing and cooking most nights of the week can get a bit tedious to an amateur cook. So last evening in a mood of rebellion I asked, and Cathie agreed to, a simple stir fry dinner.
With all the ingredients on hand, it was a cinch, and it tasted, in its own way, as good as a grilled piece of meat and most likely that much healthier.


1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
1/4 cup of Sake
1 TB of Sugar
1 TB of Sesame Oil
1 TB of Garlic (chopped)
1 TB of Ginger (chopped)
1 cup of Red Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
1 cup of Onion (thinly sliced)
1 cup of Cabbage or Romaine Lettuce (thinly sliced)
1 cup of Carrots (sliced)
1/2 tsp of Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
12 large Shrimp, halved (shelled & deveined)
Sesame Seeds (for sprinkling)


1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add Soy Sauce mixture; cook until lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the Vegetables & Red Pepper Flakes. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are soft, about 2 minutes. Add Shrimp & 1/4 cup of water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until Shrimp are just cooked through.

2. Divide among 2 plates or bowls, add Sesame Seeds & serve immediately.

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