Short on Time?

If spicy is your thing, and it sure is mine, than you have to try this very easy, very healthy, and very, very quick Spicy Miso-Broiled Shrimp dinner. In it, white miso, ginger, and cayenne combine to give this shrimp dish a bright, savory flavor with a punch of heat. Keep it brisk and serve it with some sautéed watercress and bok choy, a quick Asian take on sautéed greens.

One side note, if you are using a gas stove, the broiler will take quite a few more minutes than an electric stove broiler would. I swear, next time we purchase a new range, we’re highly considering a gas stove top with an electric oven for that very reason… As you can tell, I am not a fan of gas oven broilers ;(

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Ingredients are gathered for the shrimp dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbs. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. white miso
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne; more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1-1/2 lb. colossal shrimp (13 to 15 per lb.), peeled and deveined, tails left on

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The colossal shrimp marinate in the pungent chunky paste.

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In a half sheet pan lined with foil, we arranged the shrimp in preparation for the broiler.

Directions

  1. Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a small food processor, combine the scallion whites, ginger, fish sauce, miso, garlic, cayenne, paprika, and 2 Tbs. water and pulse to a chunky paste. Transfer to a large bowl, add the shrimp, and toss to coat.
  3. Spread the shrimp on the baking sheet and broil, flipping once, until opaque, about 7 minutes.
  4. Drizzle any liquid from the shrimp pan over the shrimp, and garnish with the scallion greens.

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by William Mickelsen from Fine Cooking

Sautéed Watercress and Bok Choy

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 7 to 8 oz. watercress, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 oz. trimmed baby bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

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Directions

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the watercress and bok choy; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Add the chicken broth or water, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

by Genevieve Ko from Fine Cooking

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