WOD? If you’re a CrossFitter, you know that means “Workout of the Day”. Every day is different. Saturdays at Vortex are now Partner WOD days. I LOVE these because you’re forced to keep up to the person you’re paired with. For the second week in a row, I was partners with Kelly. She’s. Just. Awesome. I can’t tell you how she inspires me to work harder, get stronger and be faster. Thanks for taking the picture that appears above, Linda!
I met up with my friend, Irene, at Vaughan Mills after the WOD for some much-needed girl time. She’s worked weekends for the last 7 years and finally has been promoted to a Monday to Friday position. Yay! Means we can hang out now. We talked and shopped…and shopped…you get the idea.
Once I finally got home, I realized I forgot to thaw out the venison chops I had planned for dinner. Damn. What to do now? Well…opened up my Kobo app and came across Primal Craving‘s Shrimp Pad Thai. Worked for me!
Shrimp Pad Thai
note: you can use chicken instead of shrimp or add more zucchini if you want it vegetarian
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1.5 pounds shrimp
1 pound zucchini
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced (I used 1/2 tbsp ground)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp Sriracha or chili garlic sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce (I used chicken stock)
2 tbsp lime juice (I used the juice of 1 lime)
Sea salt to taste
With a mandolin, slice the zucchini length-wise into thin slabs. Using a knife, slice those slabs down to something that looks like spaghetti. It takes a bit of time, so do this before you do anything else.
Over medium heat, melt a tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Add the shrimp and saute until pink. Remove the shrimp.
In the same pan, add some more ghee and saute the onion, garlic, and ginger until soft. Don’t rush this part. Let it happen 🙂
Add the vinegar, almond butter, Sriracha sauce, fish sauce (or chicken stock), lime juice, and salt. Combine.
Add zucchini “noodles” to saute pan. Stir them around. Cook until al dente – about 5 miniutes. Add shrimp back to the pan, and stir to combine all ingredients.