I found my Hot Pot!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Just moved recently and still waiting for the painters, so I'm keeping my stuff in boxes until the place is painted. I couldn't find my hot pot until yesterday. The label was too small to read. (You know when you're packing things, you think you'll remember all the details.)
We had our first family shabu shabu meal last evening. Since it's a popular meal with us, I finally decided to create a recipe. Was I surprised! It's 225 calories per serving and we didn't finish it all. Very high in sodium because we used our favorite canned chicken broth (Cento).
I also created a recipe of the dipping sauce I like to use and it was only 32 calories, but again a ton of sodium.
I guess the reason this meal seems so filling is that it takes a long time to eat it. We were joking and laughing in between waiting for our own beef and shrimp to cook.
It's the type of meal where even the kids can become experts at something because they're willing to try something different. When we shopped for the ingredients, my grandchild sampled a conch being cooked at the store and wanted to add them. Now she's a conch expert -- how long to cook them before they're tough.
Incredibly, after eating for over an hour, we had leftovers that will be soup on Sunday by adding a bit of cooked chicken breast and fresh veggies such as celery and mushrooms.