LASOON JHINGA


After all of the party food we've been pigging out on all through November and December, both my husband and I have been craving a simpler, lighter and fresher fare. The nice thing about following food blogs is that meals are almost effortlessly planned for you. It doesn't often occur to me to search for recipes anymore, I just read until I find an inspiring recipe, think about  whether I have the ingredients on hand, and see if I can accomplish the recipe by dinner.  I've learned so much about different cuisines and cooking techniques by using this approach, and with so many great recipes to try I typically do not repeat a recipe within a month.




Lasoon Jhinga was featured on Living in the Kitchen with Puppies a few days ago, it fit the bill: 1) we wanted shrimp for dinner, 2) we had all the ingredients on hand and 3) it was quick, healthy and delicious. Lasoon Jhinga is garlic shrimp with a coconut sauce, a dish that I believe is indigenous to India. It's flavorful, refreshing and is fiery enough to give you a good kick in the rear to start the new year the right way. Thanks Natashya for sharing!


51 comments:

TKW said...

I have GOT to try this! It sounds just like something we'd love.

Jennie said...

I feel ya on the party food thing! Bring on the fresh and healthy!
This looks perfect!

Anncoo said...

Sounds great. Already bookmarked this!

Joycee said...

This sounds so good! We crave spicy so I know it would be a hit...

♥peachkins♥ said...

I am also making an effort to eat lighter meals..great recipe...

Chef E said...

I had a hunger for shrimp last night, and now this is taking me to the Asian market near my son's. I still have shrimp left, so this is another meal for us, thanks for the idea!

Jenny said...

That looks delicious. I've been thinking a lot about some hot pot recipes I saw on Martha Stewart. They sounded intriquing, too!

high low said...

I'm up for anything with hot peppers! This dish looks fantastic!

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds like a delicious shrimp preparation! I made a coconut crusted shrimp with chilies the other day, similar flavor profile but a different recipe, I should probably post about it soon.

kat said...

sounds quite yummy

A Year on the Grill said...

heading over to take a look... your presentation photo is fabulous

Apples and Butter said...

I am so with you on craving lighter fare. I guess that is what happens to most of us in January! Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

I'm also craving lighter fare but I haven't stopped wanting a cookie everyday! This sounds like a great dinner! I love Natasha

Chow and Chatter said...

oh its fun to try new recipes I agree, so what are you making with the chilis!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Food blogs are an endless source of inspiration - the shrimp looks like a winner!

Angie's Recipes said...

I am a sucker for SPICY food!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I'm so glad you liked it! I loved it too, so full of flavour.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm right there with you on craving something other than holiday foods. This dish looks like it more than fits the bill. I often want something spicy, or Asian after the holidays. Thanks for the recommendation, I'm off to look at the recipe! :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Double drool. This is exactly what I want for dinner. Grrrr. If only my seafood hating friend wasn't coming. I think I'll bookmark this one for Sat. night when it's just my husband and I.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Looks great! And I agree, finding recipes on blogs is great... :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

We're craving light and fresh too after the holidays. I'm game for anything with shrimp.
Sam

Lori said...

I know what you mean about lighter meals. Soup has been our menu a lot lately. This looks so great. The shrimp and coconut combo is alway so good.

Miss Mitten said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Looks awesome!

Emily said...

Looks like an amazingly beautiful dish. Love the simplicity yet incorporation of so many flavors.

Donna-FFW said...

MMM, spicy shrimp on the lighter side, count me in, sounds perfect!

Michelle said...

Nice approach to just read blogs until you find the right recipe. I tend to swing back and forth between searching the web for recipes and scanning my cookbooks! Either way, my dishes are always tasty and fun to make!

ChefDruck said...

Wow! That sounds delicious. I love coconut and a little spice sounds just about right.

Thanks for sharing and congrats on being in the FoodBuzz ad!

Debinhawaii said...

Looks delicious! Between you and Natashya I am thinking I need to make this! ;-)

HippieMom said...

HippieDad was salivating over the screen LOL! and was curious about the grilled & the smoky versions;-]
Delightful Christine.
XOXO.

MaryMoh said...

Ooooh ... prawns! I love that. Looks delicious!

Joanne said...

I have been craving lighter food also. I think it's a universal sentiment after the holidays.

I just feel overwhelmed sometimes by all of the amazing recipes I find on food blogs! I want to eat all of them. Simultaneously.

I bookmarked this recipe as well. Looks delicious.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Wow, all the flavours appeal to me! And you're right ... light meals are the way to go, after all the feasting.

nancy at goodfoodmatters said...

I tend to forget how the flavor profiles of Indian food really enliven the palate, especially post holiday food traditions. Thanks for the link to a great recipe.

Erica said...

I love shrimp! That sounds delicious and full of flavor.Nice pictures.

Cristie said...

Oh that Natashya, everything I've tried from her kitchen is wonderful. This dish looks perfect for my new goals. Thanks for the great photos and inspiration.

Julia said...

This looks gorgeous and bright and delicious! I totally agree--that's how I've been cooking lately and it's so wonderful. There are so many incredible cooks out there with brilliant ideas. Just have to read and let it all sift through your hungry mind...

and this blog said...

i want some of that for lunch! =) looks yummy

Heavenly Housewife said...

Beautiful and exotic. This looks like something that can make you forget how cold and dreary it is outside... but only for while it lasts LOL.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

OMG that looks delicious! I've got to try the recipe - thanks:)

Esme said...

I am with you on the lite and healthy-I will have to try this. Thank you.

ModernMom said...

Oh how I love shrimp. These look delish!

Simply Life said...

I'm with you in wanting lighter meals and this looks perfect!

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful presentation. This recipe sounds as if it would brighten up the dreariest of our winter days. Oh, it looks sooo good!!

Roseiro.Pedro said...

I love the yellowy color u got on the shrimp.
And your plating is really nice aswell.
Btw, thanks for passing by my blog.

Judy said...

Sounds like a great shrimp recipe, I must try this soon. thanks for sharing.

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

Hi Christina! I'm so glad you have found your blog (through another blog!) I like to last minute plan (aka not planning at all) dinner by browsing food blogs too. It's just so easy to find something amazing like this shrimp dish!

Mimi said...

Great approach to dinner. This shrimp looks amazing... fresh and simple.
Mimi

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Christine, I use a similar approach when wondering what to make for dinner ~ my cookbooks are collecting dust!

This dish looks delicious and you've served it up so attractively... I wish I had some right now. xo

Unplanned Cooking said...

That is a good point - now my problem isn't not knowing what to cook; it's finding too many things I want to cook, and not enough time (or appetite :).

Pam said...

Congrats on the Foodie Blogroll!

Enjoy!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Yup - gonna put this on my to-cook list. =) Fabulous photos.