Friday, September 6, 2013

Ten Minute Meal Project # 1 Shrimp Salad

Hello! I just got this very cute and small recipe book titled - Ten Minute Meal Recipe. There are 200 pages of meals that the author claimed that I can prepare for 10 minutes. I want to prove if the author's claim is a myth or a fact. I chose 10 meals out of the 200 and I  will be posting 1 (one) Ten Minute Meal each week, so stay tune.

I chose this Shrimp Recipe today because my family are not used to eating salad, so we are kind of trying to incorporate salads in our Sunday lunches. We are so used to sautee' ng our veggies. It is a big adjustment for all of us.

When I  got this recipe book, I was thinking that each meal can be prepared within ten minutes including the preparation of the ingredients. I guess, I am just stretching it too much, because washing and cutting the vegetables alone took me more than ten minutes. I realized it quickly. So, it looked like the author meant that I have to prepare the ingredients first then the span of cooking or making the meals take only 10 minutes. So, I set my timer from the cooking time itself and see if it is within ten minutes.


Yup, I can toss this salad in less than 10 minutes but the preparation of ingredients surely took a long time. Nevertheless, we liked this salad. My daughter did not care for the cucumber, so I am thinking that I am going to add in a mango in the recipe instead of cucumber. Actually, the original recipe called for mango, but since our store did not have mango available,I used cucumber instead.

NOTE: Next week's Ten Minute Meal Project # 2 will be Beef Red Thai Curry



Juice from 1 lime
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp Sesame oil or any oil type of oil will work
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 lb cooked shrimp


10 pcs of lettuce leaves ( washed and cut into bite size)
1/2 lb cooked shrimp
1 pitted avocado
1 pc of sliced cucumber or mango (pitted)
Salt and pepper to taste


Place oil, sugar, lime juice in a bowl and whisk until the sugar is thoroughly melted. Add in cooked shrimp and mix mixture to coat the shrimp. Set aside.
Place the lettuce,cucumber in a salad bowl or plate. Place the avocado on top. Pour in dressing on top of the vegetables and mix  gently. Add in salt and pepper if desired.

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