You Need to Watch “Chef and My Fridge” on Netflix

Buckwheat Angel Hair with Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Peppers 2My mother likes to ship me boxes of goodies, or care packages, since she knows my family is away from home and some things are not easily accessible when living in military installations. She often stuffs the boxes with toys, clothes, and snacks to spoil her grandson, Rayden.   Candy and gift cards for my husband, Jeff.  And food products that I am unable to get at the local grocery store or market.  It’s so nice to receive her packages because they are heart-felt and a piece of home. Food products she often sends me are specialty noodles, pastas, and sauces.  One time she sent me a wide variety of gluten-free and Asian noodles to play around with in the kitchen.  While I do not have a gluten-intolerance or stick with a strict gluten-free diet, I do like to give my stomach a “break” by enjoying the gluten-free products that are out there.

This dish was inspired after watching an episode of “Chef and My Fridge” on Netflix.  It is a Korean show where celebrities are invited to chat and dine with the hosts and several chefs who get a sense of what the celebrity likes, explore the ingredients and food products in their fridges, and then get 15 MINUTES to make the celebrity a full meal. Yes, only 15 minutes!!! There are two chefs that go into a head-to-head 15 minute cooking battle to see who can make the best dishes that fit the celebrities tastes and needs.  It is very entertaining, very funny, the knife skills are impressive, and a lot of items are made from scratch! I recommend it.

Buckwheat Angel Hair with Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and PeppersSo, from watching this show I learned how to make quick, savory, and delicious sauces for pastas and noodles.  This dish is so good and flavorful with a touch of Asian flair, stir fried vegetables and shrimp, and using one of the random specialty pastas my mother sent.  Also, if you do have a gluten-intolerance you can replace soy sauce with tamari sauce or liquid aminos (tamari sauce is the gluten-free version of soy sauce and liquid aminos is a protein concoction of…uh…you can find more information about that on the Internet – teehee).  Enjoy!


Buckwheat Angel Hair with Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Peppers

Ingredient List

1 packet of Buckwheat Angel Hair Pasta by Bgreen (8.8 ounces)
1 sliced Jalapeño
4-5 sliced Mini Peppers or 1 Bell Pepper
1-2 cups of Shrimp
Sauce/Marinade:
1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
Handful of Roasted Sesame Seeds
Drizzle of Sesame Oil
1/4 cup of Soy Sauce

Begin by making the sauce/marinade:

  • Take a mixing bowl and add in the SOY SAUCE, BROWN SUGAR, ROASTED SESAME SEEDS, and SESAME OIL
  • Mix ingredients together until the brown sugar has completely dissolved
  • Add the JALAPENO, MINI PEPPERS (or BELL PEPPERS), and uncooked SHRIMP
    • Either cook as is or marinade for at least 1 hour and no longer than 24 hours

Take the Bgreen BUCKWHEAT ANGEL HAIR PASTA (or soba and rice noodles) and cook as instructed on the package:

  • Drain the pasta using a colander when done
  • Rinse underneath cold water to prevent the pasta from sticking together

Then take out a wok, or pot, and raise the heat on the stove to high:

  • Use a spoonful of water to check the temperature of the wok in about 2-3 minutes
    • If the water bubbles then it is ready
  • Lower the heat to medium-high and gently pour in the marinade and ingredients
  • Once the shrimp are cooked (about 2 minutes for them to turn pink) add in the pasta
  • Mix ingredients together and serve

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