Where do inspiration and copy catting meet? For the sake of ‘debate’, how original are most recipes? We see a lot of recipes that have been adapted by so and so and such and such. Of course, many folks are literally creating new ingredient combinations as we write this, but a lot of our recipes are inspired-occasionally based on-something awesome we had somewhere else. Then we play with it, make it our own. The delicious bowl above is similar to a meal we had recently and changed up a bit based on what we had on hand. Should it be called an adaptation? An inspiration? An amended replica? We’re curious to hear your thoughts. And we encourage you to do your own adaptation…or just play copy cat!
You’re good if you noticed this post will be followed by another in the same vein. Look forward to Part 2 on Friday!
As mentioned, here’s a recipe inspired a previous cook’s creation. The cooks at Hipcooks. This is a zesty, light dish that goes well as a main course. It’s full of crunchy vegetables, plump shrimp and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. We’ve gone back into our recipe list and tossed it with our own Jalapeno Miso Dressing, but you can whip up your own creation.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Maifun Noodles – Serves 2
4 radishes, sliced
1/4 daikon, sliced
1 carrot, grated
3 ounces maifun
1/2 pound peeled shrimp, raw
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cilantro
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cups Jalapeno Miso Dressing
1. In a small bowl, combine shrimp, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
2. While shrimp marinates, pour hot or boiling water over maifun and let sit 10 minutes. Drain.
3. When shrimp is ready, heat oil and add shrimp. Cook until firm and pink, approximately 4-6 minutes.
4. In a separate bowl, mix maifun with radish, daikon and carrots. Pour 1 cup of dressing over rice sticks and veggies and mix well.
5. In serving bowl, layer maifun and veggies on bottom and top with shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro.
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