Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time. This month’s secret: Fennel, Grapefruit and Shrimp Stir-fry.
This month I was assigned Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I usually get unknown blogs as match ups on the Secret Recipe Club but this time it was a blog I already knew and was thrilled to have gotten. The blog is written by Camilla and let me tell you she is just a hoot. She describes herself as a “a tree-hugging, veggie-crunching, jewellery-designing mean mommy who loves to cook but hates to clean”. Can I ever relate with her on that last bit. And I have been know to make jewellery but it has been a while since I hugged a tree, as much as I love them ha ha.
Funny enough I also found out this weekend that Camilla is hosting February’s Food n Flix, a great group I also belong to where we watch a movie related to food and cook about it. She picked one of my top 3 fave food films, Babette’s Feast, so check it out and come join us.
But back to SRC. Ah the monthly conundrum: what will I pick? Here are some of the contenders that almost made it: Wild Boar Rillettes because that is so unexpected, Nigerian Peanut Chicken Stew because I have a similar African recipe and would love to compare, or the basic gelato recipe which you can flavor up any way you want.
Finally I settled on her Shrimp-Grapefruit Orchid Stir-fry dish wish she offered up for a brunch post and I just so happened to be planning a menu for a late brunch at my place. It sounded like a refreshing dish compared to the other heavier ones on my menu. I did it minus the orchid and I substituted the dandelion greens for baby spinach. The stir-fry was delicious and very much enjoyed by all the guests.
Fennel, Grapefruit and Shrimp Stir-fry
- 2 shallots minced
- 2 fennel bulbs trimmed and thinly sliced
- splash of olive oil
- 1 pound shrimp/prawns cleaned and deveined
- 1 bunch baby spinach sliced
- 2 grapefruits peeled and segmented
- 4 scallions cleaned and thinly sliced
- 2 T soy sauce
- Heat olive oil in a large, flat-bottom pan. Cook the shallots and fennel until softened and beginning to caramelize.
- Toss in the shrimp and cook until they begin to turn opaque.
- Add the spinach leaves and cook until just wilted.
- Remove from heat and season with soy sauce.
- Stir in the grapefruit and scallions.
I love the colors and flavors so much.
What lovely colours Evelyne! I am a sucker for stir frys but rarely post as the veggies lose their crispness and colour while photographing. This one looks gorgeous with the grapefruit. Bookmarking!
I love the idea of cooking food from movies 🙂
I need to check your wonderful group out
I would have never thought of adding grapefruit to stir fry, thank you for the inspiration
I love learning how others cook. For example I wouldn’t come up this unique combination by myself in shrimp dish! This sounds delicious!
Sounds amazing…fresh and delicious! I would love to have this especially coz it is so warm here and it seems ideal.
Who wants to clean the messy kitchen? I believe no one. Not me anyway. The dish is terrific and the combo of shrimps and fruits very unique!
Looks delicious Evelyne, like the combination of grapefruit…adds color and nice refreshing flavor to this dish.
Have a great week my dear 😀
What a wonderful light dish…perfect for lunch or weeknight dinner!
This is such a lovely shrimp dish. My kids likes eating shrimp so much and I am always on the hunt for new recipes. This recipe is one of a kind, thank you and Camilla as well.
I have not cooked with fennel much but I do appreciate its taste. I very much like original combinations, such as the one you presented. Grapefruit and shrimp – like! But what about that orchid…? 🙂 ela
lol Ela I wish I could have gotten my hands on an edible orchid.
I have to admit that this is a combination of ingredients that I wouldn’t have thought of in a million years! Grapefruit and shrimp? Well, I certainly trust you that it is a delicious recipe. Sure looks good.
I would never have thought to put grapefruit in a stir fry but I will now. I love how light and fresh this looks.
What a yummy choice! Sounds like an amazing combination of flavors. And I’m with the both of you, love to cook, hate to clean 🙂
What an interesting stir fry! I’ve never tried one with grapefruit in it but it sounds fresh! 🙂
I just love pairing citrus and shrimps. This salad is a knockout! 🙂
A lovely seafood stir-fry, Evelyne.
What a unique stir fry! Healthy and delicious.
Evelyne, thank you for making this and your kind, sweet words! I completely forgot about this dish, but will definitely be making it again soon. If you like grapefruit, we just made a grapefruit risotto this weekend that had the entire family raving about it. Thanks again. And I look forward to your Babette’s Feast-inspired dish. Cheers.
What a colorful and healthy dish.