Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps



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Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps

I call this one Morning Glory Pasta (for obvious reasons). It's in the menu of one of our favorite restaurants here in Thailand. I tried making this one with a little twist of my own; and it turns out that it's a very easy dish to do.

Read on to get my recipe of morning glory pasta strips with drunken shrimps.

Morning glory (kangkong), water spinach or watercress has become one of my favorite greens to cook. It's very versatile and tasty! There are 2 kinds of kangkong, really. One is the green leafy ones which I use in cooking pork sinigang. The other kind is the long-stemmed kangkong which is good in making this particular dish.

Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps
Long-stemmed kangkon (morning glory)
Both kinds are nutritious, of course - and cheap, too! Just make sure to cook them while they're fresh to get most of their potent minerals.

So...let's start!


Ingredients in cooking morning glory pasta:
- long-stemmed morning glory (kangkong), cut in halves (length-wise); then vertically to create thin long strips.


Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps

You can make yours thinner than mine above. I got excited doing this dish for the first time. So, there...!

- garlic, crushed
- garlic, chopped
- shrimps, cut in small bits
- beer or Chinese cooking wine
- bird's eye chili (optional)
- fish sauce
- oyster sauce
- cooking oil
- hot water

Let's start cooking morning glory pasta with drunken shrimps.
1. Marinate the shrimps in beer or Chinese cooking wine. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes.

Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps

2. Saute the chopped garlic in a very hot pan with cooking oil.
3. Toss in the shrimps. Saute' well under medium-high heat until cooked.
4. Add the morning glory. Stir well.
5. Add the chili, if any.
6. Add hot water. Lower the heat to low-medium.
7. Add the crushed garlic.
8. Season with fish sauce and oyster sauce.
9. Let the dish simmer.
10. Turn off the heat and add a little Chinese wine.
11. Don't cover the pan to avoid over-cooking the morning glory.
12. Serve while hot.

Cooking Morning Glory Pasta with Drunken Shrimps


Notice you don't have to use any artificial seasonings; so it's definitely a healthier dish. It saves you a lot of trans fats and unnecessary calories. When you think you need to add more flavor into it, just play with a little bit of oyster sauce or fish sauce. Sometimes a dash of salt also does the work. ;)

Summary:



Morning Glory Pasta With Drunken Shrimps


5/5 stars
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

Ingredients
  • Long-stemmed morning glory
  • Garlic
  • Shrimps
  • Chinese cooking wine or beer
  • Bird's eye chili
  • Fish sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Cooking oil
  • Hot water
Cooking Directions
  1. Marinate the shrimps in wine or beer.
  2. Saute the chopped garlic in oil.
  3. Add the morning glory.
  4. Add the chili.
  5. Put a bit of water.
  6. Put the crushed garlic.
  7. Season with fish and oyster sauce.
  8. Turn off heat.
  9. Add Chinese cooking wine.
  10. Serve while hot.
I hope you like this one. Remember me when you cook!

About the Author

I'm Rizza, the accidental blogger. My cooking journey started with an awful adobo dish that even I couldn't eat. Now here I am with more than a hundred tasty and enjoyable recipes. I love sharing my cooking experience and recipes with you. I hope to inspire you with more tasty, quick and easy meals that I have cooked and been cooking for my family. Enjoy and do come back for more!

5 comments:

  1. Interesting dish! I wonder if my son will eat this, though. :)

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  2. Naman! Nagutom ako. I love kangkong!

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  3. I love how innovative this dish is... hmm i think i will try this dish with real pasta noodles

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  4. Oh, I miss my recipe posts while reading yours. I hope I can find time to write one soon!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  5. Its really new pasta dish for me.. I will try this if i can get Morning glory (kangkong).. thanks for sharing ..
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