Traveling to the Orient would be a little expensive just to grab a bite to eat though not a bad idea if you had business there. But no real issue, just so happens Tulsa has a little bit of Asia residing quite nicely at Utica Square shopping center, and if your birth date happens to be in January, you might get treated to a luncheon for two … what can I say, thus, it was a very special day as we arrived at P F Chang’s. The entrance was adorned with life-sized sculptures of a warlord’s steed as well as an Oriental statue of what could have represented the warlord himself. We were seated immediately – loved the wait staff. And before you knew it, appetizers came to be in the form of Egg Drop soup and Chang’s Lettuce wraps. The starters were all hot off the grill allowing ‘yummy’ to creep in their somewhere. Two entrée’s followed suit, a Chicken entrée as well as a Seafood lunch. What a treat it was once again to have s spectacular luncheon served piping hot. The Seafood lunch consisted of Shrimp in three styles – Kung Pao, Crispy Honey and Orange Peel while Chang’s Spicy Chicken, Chicken with Broccoli and Honey Crisp made up the Chicken Entrée’s. The main dishes were really great made even better with Caramel Chocolate Cake and Tiramisu for dessert. The sad thing might have included waiting for another birth date to come around but that seems to be a ‘non-happening’, probably just show up for more of the fantastic entrée fare …..!
Shrimp Stir Fry
1 lb. Fresh or frozen prepared Shrimp
2 tbsp. Olive oil
½ tsp. Nature’s Seasoning
1 cup Red Bell Peppers or Green, chopped 3/8”
1 cup Broccoli, fresh or frozen, chopped 1 to 2”
¼ cup Diced garden onions
1 cup Chicken broth
2 tbsp. Corn Starch
1 tsp. Nature’s seasoning (optional)
1 tsp. Sugar (optional)
½ tsp. Chicken Bullion
Sauté Shrimp over high heat (375 degrees) in Wok or heavy pot for 2 to 3 minutes (until pink) set aside. Add 2nd set Veggie ingredients in same pot, sauté 3 to 4 minutes just to tender. Add last set of seasonings simmering to lightly thickened, add Shrimp, heat 1 minute and serve …what a quick way to lighten your food palate … Enjoy.