I'm low-key obsessed with the cookbook SugarDetoxMe, by Summer Rayne Oakes. All the recipes are nutritionist-approved, and they're divided into "meal maps." Oakes gives you a list of produce to buy at the beginning of the week, and each map has between 14-21 servings using all the ingredients. No waste. No fuss.
Like I said, I'm obsessed.
The maps aren't foolproof...some of the "servings" are for things like chicken broth, which aren't necessarily a meal, and some of the servings are for things like breakfast, which we don't really need.
Still, it's a fantastic resource. It's especially handy if you've bought some produce (or other ingredients!) and haven't used it all up. So when we had some extra coconut milk after making coconut-lime quinoa, I flipped through SugarDetoxMe and decided to make this soup.
We had scallops in the fridge instead of shrimp and we added quite a bit of heat, but for the most part we had everything for this quick and easy meal. Everything cooked up quickly, and the taste was divine. I'd add more vegetables next time - the cauliflower just wasn't enough for me - but overall the taste was great.
Check out the recipe below, and/or check out SugarDetoxMe. It's definitely worth a look.
E & B
coconut-curry scallop soupA quick pescatarian meal with tons of flavor. Serves 4
1 shallot, diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 cans coconut milk
2 cups vegetable broth
1 head cauliflower, finely chopped
1 pound scallops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teapsoon sambal oelek paste
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Saute the shallot in a pan with the olive oil until it’s translucent, about 2 minutes. Add ginger and continue until shallot is caramelized.
Once shallot is caramelized, add curry powder, turmeric, and cumin.
Add coconut milk and broth, and bring to a simmer. Add cauliflower and cook until slightly tender. Add scallops and cook until done.
Add salt and spices to taste.
Recipe adapted from SugarDetoxMe.