Wildly flavorful and easy homemade curry that’ll have you ditch your take-out menu after 1 bite. Frozen shrimp work well in this quick Mexican dinner – thaw them in the bag in a bowl of water. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until fully cooked. Since shrimp and veggies both cook quickly, this stir-fry will be finished in about 15 minutes.
Use tomato sauce instead of Alfredo sauce for pasta dishes – and serve your shrimp and sauce with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Instead of pasta or potato salad with shrimp, make a salad with cooked shrimp, steamed green beans and garlic, black pepper, thyme and low-fat feta cheese.
Sign up for the best of Food Republic, delivered to your inbox Tuesday and Thursday. In addition to choosing lean proteins, such as shrimp, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that you emphasize vegetables in your shrimp dishes. From dinner to appetizers and more, our latest collection of 22 Easy Shrimp Recipes for Every Occasion really does cover the whole spectrum.
NUTRITION INFORMATION Per Cup: 45 Calories; 0g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 772mg Sodium; 9g Carb; 3g Fiber; NetCarb6; 4g Sugar; 3g Protein. Because shrimp are bought and sold in large quantities, most of the shrimp available in U.S. supermarkets have been previously frozen.
If the nutritionals don’t sway you, maybe the fact that shrimp is quick to prepare will do so. We know losing weight on a busy schedule can be tough, so anything that can help you can get dinner on the table in minutes is welcome news. Now the secret to getting this shrimp perfectly cooked and perfectly is by heating your skillet until it’s very hot.