Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

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. 

Ingredients 4 servings 

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • ½ 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

Preparation: Active 35 min. Ready in 35 Min.

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and ¼ 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 ¼ 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.

 

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 oz. shrimp, 1½ cups vegetables & 3 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 182 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 232 mcg folate; 143 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,055 IU vitamin A; 120 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 1,091 mg sodium; 622 mg potassium 
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (200% daily value), Vitamin A (81% dv), Folate (58% dv) 
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat
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Jim Bohs