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Sweet Garlic Shrimp with Eggplant and Brown Rice

Posted May 29 2012 3:58pm

Well, I bought a car! :)

It was a long day and a stressful process but luckily I had a good friend to come along and help me.  I’m not a fan of the whole haggling process and feel like I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to these things so it was definitely nice to have some support and someone else to bounce ideas off of.

(Planning a pre-game strategy over lattes)

So now that that huge weight has been lifted, I can go back to life as I know it. Which means turning my attention to more important things like making the following recipe. :)



Sweet Garlic Shrimp with Eggplant and Brown Rice

(Makes 3-4 servings)


- 16-20 medium frozen raw shrimp, thawed

- 1/2 medium eggplant, cubed

- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, largely diced

- 2 cloves garlic, diced

- 1/2 small shallot, diced

- 2 dates, chopped

- 2 Tbsp tamari or soy

- 3/4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

- 2 Tbsp olive oil

- 1 10 oz package of cooked brown rice (about 2 cups)


In a large sautée pan heat oil, garlic and shallot for 1-2 minutes over medium-low setting. Add eggplant and continue to cook 6-10 minutes or until slightly soft and translucent. Add red pepper, dates and shrimp and cook 3-4 minutes more. Stir in brown rice, tamari and white wine vinegar. Reduce heat to low and cook 1-2 minutes more until all flavors combine. Remove from heat and serve.


I love all of the flavors going on in this dish. The garlic combined with the salty  tamari and sweetness of  the dates is superb. Substituting tofu for shrimp would be a lovely vegetarian option. Hope you try it!

I’m off to clean the house, run to a few appointments and then tonight I’m meeting up with my friend Nichole for dinner at Z Tejas – love it! :) Hope you’re having a wonderful day!



Today I’m grateful for:

Being able to drive my  new car and putting the stress of the car search behind me!

A low key afternoon at home.

A much needed evening out with friends.


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