Darling Daughter’s turn to post. I chose a recipe with fresh herbs and green and yellow beans – although it is winter and they are from the freezer. I can’t wait ’til summer and they are fresh from the garden. Add mini shrimp and garlic. This smells amazing in the kitchen and it is just a few ingredients to cook.
Preparation Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves 3
What you need:
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 340g – 500g shrimp (cooked and peeled)
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime
- salt and pepper
- 3 cups green beans
I arrange all my ingredients on the counter before I start. The shrimp must be unfrozen – but you can’t use a microwave to heat them up. Place the bag in warm – hot water for 10-15 minutes before to thaw the shrimp.
Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and when hot add shrimp. Add some salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes on one side and then 2 minutes for the other side. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Take off the stove and put in large bowl. Squeeze lime over shrimp, add cilantro and toss.
In the same frying pan add 3 cups green beans. Cook on medium high for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and cover, cook for 8 minutes more.
We had this with jasmine rice … and I’ll admit I added ketchup.
Nutritional Values (Mom said to add this): Calories 121, Protein 13g, Carbohydrates 13g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 2g, Total Fat 3g, Cholesterol 94g, Sodium 426mg
Mineral and Vitamin Benefits: Selenium 42%, Vitamin B12 32%, Vitamin K 31%, Copper 24%,
Diabetic Type II Suggestions: Nada. This is a lean, green, good food machine! Sodium is a little high – so do not add additional salts.