Eating more healthy, Seafood

Ah, a New Year, an end to the debauchery of the Holidays, and a start to promises to “Eat more healthy.”

Eating more healthily does not mean boiled chicken, salad, and quinoa. Taste and variety will help in keeping those resolutions.

Madam BadWolf has decried beef, pork, potatoes, rice, etc., are off her diet. So, one supposed, I’ll need to come up with a few new tricks to bump up the taste and keep a variety on her plate.

I’ll start with a Thai Basil Shrimp.

Thai Basil Shrimp

Sweet shrimp, earthy basil, and spicy peppers. Perfect for eating more healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2
Calories 354 kcal


  • 1 lb Shrimp Jumbo, 13-25 Count, Peeled, Deveined
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced Fine
  • 1 in Ginger Nub, Peeled, minced fine, (1 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce Low Sodium
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil Toasted is nice
  • 1 Ea Onion Medium, peeled, julienned
  • 1 Ea Carrot Medium, washed, julienned
  • 1 Ea Green Bell Pepper Medium, washed, cored, julienned
  • 1/2 Cup Thai Basil Washed, Drained
  • 1-2 Ea Thai Peppers washed, stemmed, sliced on a bias
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tsp Sugar


  • Thaw and drain shrimp, thence pat dry.
  • Mix soy, sesame, oyster sauce, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a bowl
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, carrot, and bell pepper, and stir fry until tender-crisp
  • Add prepared shrimp and stir well to evenly mix everything together.
  • When the shrimp start to turn pink but are still translucent, add the sauce
  • Add 1/2 – 1 cup water. Stir to coat, reduce, and finish the shrimp
  • Taste, season, and balance flavor
  • Turn off the heat, add the basil and toss to mix.
  • Serve over rice


A note on Thai peppers, these can be mild, and these can be mind-blowing wild.  DO taste them and adjust the number to match your taste.


Calories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1499mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fish, Seafood, Shrimp
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  Filed under: Fish, Quick, Sauce, Seafood, Stir-Fry, Thai

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