#8: Learn to Cook- Our First Attempt at Shrimp Curry

Every Saturday night, I spend time with my fabulous fiancé.  Since he’s doing the whole college thing and going to FMU for Computer Science, plus working full-time (nights!) at IRIX, I don’t get to see him much.  I see him every Tuesday for Financial Peace University, but we really don’t get to see each other during the week because he’s sleeping during the hours when normal most people are awake.

Sometimes we go out to eat.  Sometimes we go to his parents’ house and swim in their pool.  Sometimes we work out together.  But last Saturday night, we decided to turn our date night into a cooking night.  After all, he loves to cook, and I want to learn how to cook at least a few things (See Goal #8 in 13 things to do before turning 30).

I found an awesome recipe for easy coconut curry last week when I was at work, and when I read it, I knew instantly that he’d want to try his hand at Thai cooking.  Yep, I know my fabulous fiancé.

Only I can kiss the cook :).

We decided to go for shrimp curry, since shrimp is one thing both of us eat.  I consider myself a pescetarian because (after years of vegetarianism) I do eat seafood now, but no other meats.  In the spirit of open-mindedness, I’ve tried chicken a few times lately, but I have no intentions of fully crossing over into the meat-eating domain anytime soon.

Pre-shrimp. Clay also added extra vegetables to the curry, because we both really like fresh veggies and it's a good way for me to get iron and vitamin C that helps the iron absorption.

This is my attempt at being domestic. Or rather, a picture to prove that I really did do some of the cooking!

The finished product... so yummy!

So, our shrimp coconut curry was pretty awesome! Granted, we both had to add some extra ‘spice’ to it, and next time, we’ll use stock or more coconut milk or something so that it has more broth, but it was pretty awesome for the first time. It might not be up to par with a real Thai restaurant, but we both had an awesome time making and eating it together :).

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7 Responses to #8: Learn to Cook- Our First Attempt at Shrimp Curry

  1. Anne P says:

    Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. Rebecca says:

    Hey Amy! I’m glad to hear that you’re thinking and working on your 13 things to do before you’re 30 list. 🙂

    I haven’t done anything on mine for awhile, but I will again.

    Mmmmm. Your meal looks delicious! Glad it was awesome!

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