Shrimp - Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables Recipe

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Submitted by gollygeewillikers

Makes 4 servings



Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa, whole-wheat couscous or linguine. Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp - Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 large red bell peppers, diced
2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Recipe Directions for Shrimp - Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

  2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 503.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
269
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
221mg
74%
Sodium
754mg
31%
Potassium
943mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
24.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
9.7g
39%
Sugars
7.1g
Protein
30.2g
Vitamin A 91% Vitamin C 254%
Calcium 15% Iron 37%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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