Sep 13, 2012

How to Boil Water: Colorful Crab Stir-fry

As you all know, I have gestational diabetes (if you didn't, check out the post about finding out here), so finding meals and planning meals are even more important. Luckily, the cookbook (The Taste of Home Cookbook) that I have been using has all the nutritional information and a diabetic exchange as well. So I sought out meals for this week, I wanted to make sure I got a fish/seafood meal into our week. So in the interest of trying something new, this recipe was top of the list. It was lower in carbohydrates (16g for 3/4 cup) so I can eat a little more, plus have the rice (16g for 1/4 cup) that goes with this meal, plus a piece of bread and butter (15g for the bread, the butter is free) and some milk (12g for 1 cup). I'm not going to go over all the ends and outs of GD now, but I do have stay below 60g of carbohydrates for dinner, so it's important to have lower carb meals so I can eat a bit more. Long (confusing) story short, we tried a new recipe last night.

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon chick bouillon granules
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 cup sliced fresh carrots
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup fresh or frozen snow peas
1/2 cup juilenned sweet red pepper - I skipped the red pepper merely because I couldn't just buy one in the store and I didn't want to buy a whole package of sweet peppers.
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat
Hot cooked rice

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, bouillon, water, and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the carrots in oil. Add the peas, red pepper, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes longer or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
3. Stir cornstarch mixture and gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add crab; heat through. Serve with rice.


Overall, the meal was actually pretty good. Rob wasn't crazy about the crab but he did say he liked the meal overall, but maybe next time we would sub in lobster for crab. I kind of liked the crab. It was super easy and fast to put together. The rice took the longest to make, and since rice doesn't take that long that just tells you how quick this meal really was to make.

It's nice to be cooking again. It's just unfortunate I have to count and be aware of ever carbohydrate I have to put into my mouth. The GD aside try this meal. It's delicious and easy.


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