Cabbage’s Salvation

Asian-style Shrimp Tacos

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I absolutely love seafood, and fish tacos seemed like a great springtime treat. I wanted to make a simple cabbage recipe I was taught by someone very special and close to my heart. He normally uses Worcestershire sauce, however I was misinformed into thinking I had some. In this instance, I winged it. I had an urge to spice it up a bit with some Asian flavors. Using what I had in my fridge at the moment turned out to be a surprisingly easy task.

This recipe is quick and simple to make and construct, and is quite delicious! The chili garlic sauce added a linger kick to the back of throat, while the plum sauce added a hint of sweetness to the plain tortilla. It reminded me vaguely of moo shu shrimp.

I nailed this recipe on the first try and it is not to be missed out on! Especially if you have left over shrimp or a head of cabbage that needs some beheading ūüėõ A bit messy, but hey, that is half the fun!

Ingredients:

1/2 head of green cabbage, chopped or shaved with mandolin slicer

1 to 2 tbsp grape seed oil

Pepper, to taste

15 (or so) extra large (26/30) shrimp, precooked and deveined

2 tbsp Hoisin sauce

1/2 tsp gourmet Teriyaki

1/4 tsp chili garlic sauce

Small tortillas

Plum sauce, for tortillas

Directions:

1. Add grape seed oil (or a margarine) to a large skillet over low heat.

2. Stir in cabbage, add pepper to taste and cover with lid. Steam for 2 to 4 minutes.

3. Add hoisin, teriyaki and chili garlic sauces. Stir until coated. Cook for about one minute.

4. Meanwhile, heat both sides of tortillas (until warm) on a stovetop griddle or in a pan, which is lightly sprayed with canola oil.

5. Lightly coat the warmed tortillas with plum sauce, to give the taco a bit of sweetness.

6. Stir cooked shrimp into cabbage mixture until heated through.

7. Add cabbage and shrimp to the tortillas and enjoy! (About 2 to 3 shrimp per tortilla)

Other suggestions: 

  • Add red cabbage for a bright, vibrant color
  • For a bit of a crunch, add finely chopped water chestnuts
  • Shrimp can also be substituted for chicken (or added to) for another, different textured protein
  • For a hotter flare, ginger paste or fresh ginger could be added to the cabbage mixture

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Sad Songs of Broken Lullabies

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Dear, My Sweet and Tender(ized) Prince Harming,

(Who arrives every weeknight at 10 pm)

This is for you (who had so much promise in your eyes) –

Pouring rain,

Against the window pane;

Drift through me, my painful.

An insane insanity,

Coming after thee:

Have at me,

The gates, they are open to a flood.

The water drop(lets) from the sky,

As quickly as blood

Leaving quivered bodies dry…

And as it stops:

Pouring

(Out my heart).

Wash and clean this felony

(Beating)…

This instant;

Send me out to sea

(Take away my jacket)

I will always come back to him – he,

Sadly.

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Mast in Home’s View

Sing me soft sounds – soothing drowned melodies

Of children begging on their knees

(Drink another scotch at this lonely saloon)

A dream come true

   Encompassed by a

             Fairytale point of view

Elapsing into a never parting perfume

Aromas of sorts, shot blanks to end wars

Of course,

My remedies of memories

Are

(At most)

Haunted beliefs.

Avoiding the sirens, Odysseus trampled with Trojan horses,

            Getting forever better Рor am I worsening?

Spirits cry out, helping hands; bounds tied,

Bodies

In a

Prayer position.

Fool for a muse

Tools put to good use

        Walk aimlessly

Point taken; and being

I have been

Staring facelessly at a hero

Who admits he could have saved me.

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