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Lemon - Garlic Shrimp And Vegatables

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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In a Rush? This Supper's a Snap

This is an awesome recipe that happens to be healthy and delicious and can be made in a snap when you're short on time and need a quick dinner. Red pepper and asparagus not only give this dish its colorful appearance but also contribute a host of important nutrients, including heart-healthy lycopene and folic acid. You can use frozen shrimp if you can't get to the store to buy fresh. Serve with a healthy whole grain like quinoa or whole-wheat couscous and you've got a balanced meal.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Vegetables


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


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

Makes 4 servings.

Gee I'm on a roll lately /w/ the recipes. I get all these e-mails from different healthy sites & I just want to share them /w/ everyone, meaning my Spark family.

I made this the other day for the first time, & my DH & I enjoyed it.
I had a nice small salad /w/ baby spinach & arugula & cherry tomatoes on the side.


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