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Delicious Shrimp & Broccoli

Not your takeout shrimp & broccoli!

Now as the new year is upon us, I know a lot of people have fitness goals for the year. You want to eat right, but you don’t necessarily want to give up everything you love because what’s life without good food?! If you can figure out ways to make healthier versions of the food you love, it’ll increase your chances of success! Chinese takeout is notoriously packed with sodium and definitely not diet friendly. What if I could show you a way to cut half of the sodium content and still enjoy your meal? I created this delicious, healthy version of shrimp & broccoli that’s not short on flavor and will definitely benefit your health in the long run!

Ingredients


1 lb of raw shrimp, peeled & deveined

1 tsp of all purpose seasoning

1 tsp of seafood seasoning (old bay is fine)

1 lb of fresh broccoli florets

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tsp oyster sauce

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions


Begin by washing your shrimp with fresh lime and water. Next, add your all purpose seasoning and seafood seasoning and make sure you massage it into the shrimp. Use a steamer to steam your shrimp for 15 minutes. You can use a steamer which is a pot with holes in the bottom that you place on top of a pot of boiling water or if you don’t have a steamer I would get a small pot, put the shrimp in, and add about 1/2 cup of water. Then cover it, turn the fire on medium, and allow the steam to cook the shrimp. Do the same with the broccoli. Now it’s best to not steam the broccoli for too long because if you do, the broccoli loses its color as well as its nutrients. Once you’ve steamed the broccoli for 15 minutes and the shrimp is done, set them both to the side. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauteé for 1 minute. Now add the soy sauce & oyster sauce and continue stirring for approximately 1 minute. Now add your shrimp and broccoli and stir it into the sauce. Don’t continue to cook the shrimp & broccoli or else it will become overcooked. This meal serves 3 people. Enjoy!

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Curry shrimp has always been a favorite dish of mine, growing up in a Jamaican household. On my trip to Thailand I noticed that coconut and curry were often cooked together as well! I found it amazing that two completely different cultures had some similarities in their way of cooking and the spices they cooked with. I’m sharing this recipe with you all in hopes that you’ll try it and let me know how you like it!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients


1 lb of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tbsp curry powder (more if you like a potent curry flavor)
1/2 can of coconut milk
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion chopped
5 sprigs of thyme
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
1 tsp adobo seasoning
1 tsp seafood seasoning
1 tsp chicken seasoning
1 tsp all purpose seasoning
1 cup water
2 tsp oil


Directions


First begin by heating your oil in a medium sized skillet on medium heat. Sautee your onions, minced garlic, and green pepper for 3 minutes and then add your adobo, all purpose, chicken, and seafood seasoning. Sautee for 1 minute and then add curry powder. Continue to sautee for another minute. Add the water and coconut milk. Cover the pot and cook the curry for 10-15 minutes. Now add your shrimp. Cook the shrimp for 10-15 minutes, covered, until pink. Enjoy!



Cooked shrimp may be used in place of raw shrimp. Be careful not to continue to cook the precooked shrimp or else shrimp will become rubbery!