jumping the queue: garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with fresh dill

garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with dill | everybody likes sandwiches

Long ago I stopped comparing myself to other bloggers. I can’t get it together to make my meals look like they’re from a magazine shoot. I want to take better photos, but I also have a list of at least 20 other things I’d probably rather do instead. And I’m certainly not one to keep at a regular schedule. I want to post more, but life gets in the way. Right now, I have a back log of tasty recipes that I want to share, but I just can’t get all the words together. Sometimes the words come crashing onto the page, but other times, I don’t know where to start. And sometimes I just want to go for a walk in the woods with a few friends.

garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with dill | everybody likes sandwiches

Blogging on the reg can be hard. I know, I’ve been at it since 2005 and I’m still chugging onwards. But cooking and baking? That’s pretty easy for me to do. The other day I baked up some of my favourite peanut butter cookies (flourless & made with natural peanut butter) from my archives. I made a potato salad that was amazing but I forgot to take a photo of it (dang!). But there’s some notables coming soon, I promise! There’s an amazing farro salad, plus some brined & bbq’d pork chops, a cold-brewed iced tea, a sweet & sour broccoli slaw recipe, lemon & blueberry scones and my long-ago birthday carrot cake to tell you about. But I made this for dinner last night and it got me all worked up.

Garlic, green beans, red pepper, green onion, shrimp, lemon and lots and lots of fresh dill. Say hello and get friendly with your next meal. Well, if you eat shrimp, that is. Otherwise, stay tuned or take a peek through my recipe index.

garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with dill | everybody likes sandwiches

I should start out by mentioning that this meal was going to be quite different. I had broccoli on the brain and could have sworn I had some in the fridge. Nope! But I did find some green beans and green onions and decided to switch things up. It’s just a simple stir fry but there’s a lot of garlic and shrimp which fancies things up. You could totally serve this to guests and they’d be impressed. There’s a bit of chicken stock and soy sauce to help create a sauce, while aleppo pepper adds a gentle heat. Lemon zest and juice are a natural fit because, duh…shrimp!! And because I bought a giant bunch of dill on the weekend, in went a whole load of it and it was a great addition – though I’m sure fresh basil if you had any on hand would also be a good herb to add. But try the dill! It’s lovely and a little unexpected.

garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with dill | everybody likes sandwiches

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garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with dill | everybody likes sandwiches

9 comments to “jumping the queue: garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with fresh dill”

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    Eileen   June 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I would never have thought to use dill in a shrimp stir-fry–but now I’m wondering why not, since it goes so well with most fish. This sounds like a perfect & very fast lunch!

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    Rachel (heart of light)   June 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Lady, post whenever it works for you! Especially if you show up with recipes that look like this. Yum.

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    Joanne   June 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

    I love it when a meal inspires me so much that it makes me feel compelled to blog about it! Definitely the hallmark of something delicious.

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    Heather Pool   June 5, 2013 at 6:53 am

    It’s beautiful! I also love the leaf-pattern dish. Do you know the maker or pattern name? Thanks.

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    whitney   June 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I think this might be my lunch next week, it sounds so good!

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    kickpleat   June 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Eileen, I never thought about dill either, but it was soooo good!

    Aw, thanks Rachel! You’re too kind 🙂

    Yes, agreed, Joanne!

    Heather, thanks. I love that dish a whole lot too. I thrifted it but it says “spanish crown ironstone” on the back which should give you plenty of google results!

    Thanks Whitney, it is so good and would make a perfect lunch.

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    Joanne (Bijoux)   June 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I know some say shrimp are bottom feeders and we shouldn’t eat them…and all that other anti-seafood nonsense talk but I love snacking on these little guys. Too bad I just finished off a bag of shrimp the other day. I steam them and then eat them with sriracha mixed with some mayo. I really like your version with the lemon zest and dill though. It’s a definite shrimp flavour enhancer!

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    hag   June 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    That looks great! I am really into shrimp these days, and I would love to mix it up a bit. I like your photos! As long as the food looks tasty (and it does) that’s all that matters!How was Alice Lake? I always wanted to go there.

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    kickpleat   June 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Joanne, I don’t eat shrimp very often (though I’d love to!) because of $$$, but I love ’em when I have them! This version is great, but I like yours for simple snacking!

    Thanks Hag 🙂 Great seeing you this week too!! Alice Lake is nice – easy to get to and while it’s a super easy hike, it’s just so verdant and gorgeous! I had never been before but it was a nice getaway – and there’s a good brew pub in Squamish too for afterwards 🙂

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