Five-Spice Shrimp & Vegetable Packets
Equipment: Parchment paper or foil
Shopping Tip: Five-spice powder is typically made from fennel, cloves, peppercorns, star anise and cinnamon. It combines the five main tastes of Chinese cuisine: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Find five-spice powder in the spice section or along with toasted sesame oil and rice wine in the Asian section of your supermarket or at Asian markets.
Note: To devein shrimp, use a paring knife to make a slit along the length of the shrimp. Under running water, remove the tract with the knife tip.
Kitchen Tip: To remove corn from the cob, stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end in a shallow bowl and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.
People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 2 fat