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!