This recipe was inspired by the late, lamented One Night Seafood dish at Bangkok Bistro, a great restaurant near BC that was a frequent Friday night destination for us while in seminary. They changed the menu at some point and whatever replaced ONS was a little different and not quite as good, although everything is awesome there (they don’t seem to have a web site). I was harvesting the remaining basil from the garden and was overcome by memories and a strong desire to eat One Night Seafood, so this is my attempt at it.
3 sprigs of basil, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 cayenne pepper, chopped
1 small head of broccoli or green cauliflower, chopped up
Soy sauce (preferably low sodium and gluten-free)
1 green onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1lb frozen seafood (I use Trader Joe’s seafood medley, but any kind of shrimp/scallop/squid combo will do, and it doesn’t have to be frozen I suppose)
Heat up a large frying pan on the stove, medium heat with a little canola oil. Add the vegetables and seafood until the seafood is cooked (poke the shrimp until it is firm) and the broccoli/cauliflower is softened. Add desired amount of soy sauce over the whole thing as it is cooking – I wait until some of the water from the frozen seafood has burned off. You can serve this over rice if you wish but I find it filling as is.