Pan-Seared Shrimp With Ginger-Hoisin Glaze. Sautéed Ranch Mushrooms.

How do you make yourself attractive to a squirrel?

Climb up a tree and act like a nut.

Have you seen Doc Martin?

One of my book club buddies recommended this series to me. I just finished the first season and it is fun, quirky viewing.

The squirrel joke was from an episode where Doc Martin evaluates a man who thinks that there is a giant squirrel named Anthony living in his house.

You can watch a preview of the episode, which is my favorite so far, here.

Speaking of quirky, you might think that Shrimp With Ginger-Hoisin Glaze is a bit odd teamed up with Ranch Mushrooms.

Turned out I had mushrooms on hand that night and had been dying to try the Ranch recipe, so I served the two dishes together.

They were a perfect match-up.

Definitely try these recipes together or alone. The Ginger-Hoisin sauce was a smash hit at my house.

Pan-Seared Shrimp With Ginger-Hoisin Glaze


1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tbs rice vinegar
3 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp grated fresh ginger
4 tsp water
4 green onions, sliced thin
1 Tbs oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp sugar
Rice or Chinese noodles, to serve


1. Stir together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, water, and green onion in a small bowl. Set aside

2. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet or wok with a lid over high heat until smoking.

3. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, red pepper flakes, and sugar in medium bowl. Add shrimp to pan in single layer and cook until spotty brown and edges turn pink, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; using tongs, flip each shrimp and let stand until all but very center is opaque, about 30 seconds.

4. Add the hoisin mixture and toss to combine. Cover skillet and let stand until shrimp are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Serves 4

Recipe from Elly Says Opa

Sautéed Ranch Mushrooms


4 Tbs butter
1 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1 packet Ranch dressing mix


1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and Ranch dressing mix; stir to coat. Cook, stirring frequently, about 30 minutes, until the mushrooms are very tender.

Recipe from Plain Chicken

Doc Martin, meet Doc Dailey.

Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil to be precise.

She’s Gonna Love Me is such a great song

Those opening claps and the Da da da dums are wicked catchy. Then the song just explodes into musical magic.

Sad, though.

“I’m a pinball full of alcohol,
Bouncin’ round this old dancehall
Afraid of fallin’, and last call
Desperation grabs ahold me while I search for your replacement piece
But the only thing I see is the last face you made at me
I probly should be headin’ out, It looks like I’ll be blackin’ out
I hope I wake up in my bed, not the yard again”

Check out Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil on their Website, where you can link to buy the music. The band is also on Facebook


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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