When I have a craving, I google the keywords and I start comparing recipes. Today I googled ‘coconut milk shrimp’ and sure enough, within a few minutes, I had a recipe I wanted to work with. In fact, I not only found a recipe that looked delicious (thanks, multiple aromatics), but the food site is stunning, interesting, and straightforward. It’s called Little Broken (see link below). The tagline is “Food recipes from real ingredients.”
What I like the most: The images on Little Broken are stunning, and I especially like the pictures of the ingredients grouped together that the owner, Katya, adds to each recipe. Here’s the one for this recipe, from the site:
(image from www.littlebroken.com)
This dish was easy, but here’s what I adjusted and why: I added some baked chicken breast (cut into chunks) because I didn’t have enough shrimp. It was perfectly compatible and since the chicken was already cooked, I just tossed it into the pan after I finished sauteing the shrimp (after removing them), and tossed it around in the pan juices for a minute. Then I removed the chicken from the pan and went on to step two: making the sauce.
Another thing I appreciated about Katya’s site is her writing style. She includes helpful tips about some of the process steps. In other words, she anticipates potential trouble spots for less experienced cooks, offers advice, and she does it without being too wordy.
I’m going to spend a lot more time at www.littlebroken.com, not only for the food but because the name is intriguing. It doesn’t really give away the site’s subject matter, which is unconventional. As a website content writer and a curious person by nature, I need to get to the bottom of this name.
Here are the pictures of my version of the recipe, which are pitiful compared to Katya’s! I served the coconut milk shrimp (with chicken) over brown coconut rice. Tonight I was busy, so I defaulted to ready-to-eat brown rice. It’s certified organic and delicious and I keep it on hand for nights like these. It’s called Healthee Organic Coconut Brown Rice, it’s vegan (although I am not) and in 90 microwave seconds you’ve got steaming hot rice.
Let me know if you try the recipe! Here’s the link: www.littlebroken.com