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Asian Shrimp Soup

This is a great quick soup that does not skimp on flavor. I usually add in a teaspoon of Asian chili garlic sauce to spice it up, but it is just as good without it. If you know you are having a heavier dinner, this makes a great light lunch with a piece of garlic toast or a cheesy bagel on the side.

Asian Shrimp Soup
Asian Shrimp Soup

4 cups
63 calories per serving

4 c chicken broth
¼ c shredded carrot
2 c bok choy, coarsely chopped
¼ c water chestnuts, chopped
2 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 oz. popcorn (or other small) shrimp, cooked
2 T soy sauce

Bring broth to a boil and add carrots, bok choy, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Simmer 4 minutes then add shrimp and soy and heat through.

Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula

What an excellent meal ! The bitter arugula offset the sweet tomatoes and shrimp just perfectly. And at 144 calories per serving – – EAT UP :)

Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula
Sauteed Shrimp with Arugula

4 servings
144 calories per serving

1 T plus 1 t oil
1 c grape tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
4 oz. baby arugula (4 c)
Coarse salt and pepper
1 T lemon juice

Heat oil and add tomatoes and cook 2 minutes then add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook until almost done, about 4 minutes. Add arugula, salt and pepper and toss until the arugula wilts some. Finally add lemon juice, toss, and serve.

Curried Shrimp and Broccoli

The curry sauce in this dish is just perfect – very creamy and just enough of it. This makes a great professional tasting dinner and does not take long at all to put together.

Curried Shrimp and Broccoli
Curried Shrimp and Broccoli

4 servings
290 calories per serving

1 c uncooked brown rice
1 c water
1 t oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 c small broccoli florets
½ c fat free chicken broth
3 t curry powder
1 c fat free evaporated milk
1 T cornstarch
½ t salt
4 t lime juice
¾ lb. cleaned and shelled shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice in water according to package instructions. Heat oil in skillet and add garlic and cook 30 seconds then add broccoli, broth and curry and heat until simmering. Cover and continue cooking 8 minutes or until broccoli is starting to get tender. Mix milk, starch and salt and add to skillet. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in lime juice and shrimp and cook until shrimp is done and all is heated through. Add salt and pepper.

Cayenne Shrimp

The seasoning here is JUST PERFECT. Not overpowering, but definitely not bland. It was one of those meals that was JUST RIGHT.

Cayenne Shrimp
Cayenne Shrimp

4 servings
220 calories per serving

2 c cooked instant rice
1 lb. shelled, cleaned, raw, medium sized shrimp
2 T buttery spread
1 t paprika
½ t salt
1/2 t cayenne pepper
2 T lemon juice
Pam

Cook rice according to package directions. Heat skillet over medium high heat and spray with Pam. Add shrimp and cook 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Reduce heat to medium low and add spread, paprika, salt and cayenne and stir well to coat shrimp. Add lemon juice and mix well. Place rice on dishes and spoon shrimp over to serve.

Pasta, Argula and Shrimp

The bitter arugula along with the garlic and shrimp was a perfect taste combination to place over pasta. And using FiberGourmet pasta means this dish comes in at under 400 calories !

Pasta, Argula and Shrimp
Pasta, Argula and Shrimp

4 servings
330 calories per serving

8 oz. FiberGourmet fettuccine noodles (without FiberGourmet, this recipe comes in over 400 calories)
2 T garlic clove, minced
1 ¼ t black pepper
½ t salt
5 oz. baby arugula
Water for boiling pasta
1 T oil
½ lb. shrimp, peeled, cleaned and cut in half lengthwise
2 T shallots, minced
¾ c chicken broth
2 T lemon juice
1 T butter
½ c shaved parmesan or romano cheese

Combine 2 T garlic, 1 t pepper. ¼ t salt and arugula. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and add to the arugula mix. Heat oil and cook shrimp 1 minute with the rest of the salt and pepper. Add the rest of the garlic and the shallots to the pan and cook another minute and them remove from the pan and set aside. If a lot of juices accumulated from using frozen shrimp, you can dump them. Cook broth and juice in the same pan for 5 minutes and then return shrimp to the pan and stir and then remove from heat and stir in the butter. Place pasta on plates and place shrimp mixture over the top and then add cheese and serve immediately.

Shrimp Cocktail Lunch

When you are using shrimp in a shrimp cocktail, splurge and get them at a fish market or a food market that has a good fish department – they are just fresher and better suited to cocktail. I like my cocktail sauce very zesty – if you cannot find a spicy enough one at the food store or fish market, just stir in some extra prepared horseradish.

Shrimp Cocktail Lunch
Shrimp Cocktail Lunch

1 serving
179 calories per serving

4 large shrimp, cleaned and cooked
4 T cocktail sauce
1/2 lemon, cut in wedges

2 c field greens
1/2 c sliced cucumber
2 T low fat dressing

Spritz the shrimp with lemon and put on a plate with cocktail sauce for dipping.

Mix cucumber, salad and dressing.

This one is satisfying, packed with protein, yet so low fat and low cal that you can have an extra latte today :)

Caesar Salad with Shrimp

This is a nice protein packed lunch that’s not short on flavor – add some extra garlic if you like your Caesar extra zippy.

Caesar Salad with Shrimp
Caesar Salad with Shrimp

2 servings
220 calories per serving

6 c chopped romaine lettuce
4 T shredded parmesan cheese
8 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T lemon juice
2 T low calorie Caesar dressing
Pam

Combine lemon and garlic in a small bowl and add shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Spray a skillet with Pam and add shrimp. Cook until pink about 3-4 minutes. Pour shrimp over lettuce and top with dressing and shredded cheese.

Asian Shrimp

This sweet shrimp dish is best served with another Asian inspired dish, I choose to pair it with my Homemade Lo Mein. It cooks in just minutes and definitely is kid friendly with the sweet sauce. Just leave out the red pepper flakes if serving to young ones.

Asian Shrimp
Asian Shrimp

4 servings
239 calories per serving

1 T dark sesame oil
2 t minced garlic
4 scallions, sliced
1 lb. medium sized shrimp, peeled and cleaned with tails off
1/4 c water
2 T soy sauce
4 t cornstarch
2 t red pepper flakes
2 t Splenda brown sugar
4 t toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Heat oil on medium high heat. Add garlic and onions and saute for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cool 6 minutes or until shrimp is just about done. While the shrimp cooks, combine water, soy sauce, cornstarch, pepper and sugar. Pour over shrimp in skillet and cook 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens up. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cajun Seafood Mix

Very spicy. Very low calories. Very high in protein. All good things :)

This one is truly not for the feint of heart – the Cajun spice definitely leaves your mouth burning and I always pair this with something that will help cool it down; a spinach salad, fresh cranberry relish, citrus slices, etc.

Cajun Seafood Mix
Cajun Seafood Mix

4 servings
80 calories per serving

16 large raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
12 large raw scallops, cleaned
Cajun seasoning mix (available at all food markets)
Parsley for garnish
Pam

Place a good amount of Cajun seasoning in a bowl and dredge each piece of fish to full coat it. Alternately, you can place the spice in a zip love bag with the fish and shake, shake, shake until all are coated. But I find you get a thicker coating with the dredging method.

Heat a pan on medium high heat. Remove from heat and spray with Pam. Return to heat and place scallops and in the pan. Typically large scallops are cooked 7-9 minutes total, but I like mine more well done so I go 11-13 minutes (about 6 minutes per side). You can be sure they are done by poking them – if they are soft and squishy, they are not done. You need them to have a little bounce and be firm – then they are done.

The shrimp will cook in 7-9 minutes, so place in the pan just before you are ready for the scallops to be flipped. Shrimp are done when they are pink and firm. Remove to a plate and garnish with parsley before serving.

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