Shrimp is perfect for busy families because it cooks up in minutes. This dish takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and while the shrimp is marinating in the fridge, you can enjoy some pre-dinner family time. Serve with whole-wheat couscous or brown rice and steamed veggies for a well-rounded meal.
Time-saving tip: Buy fresh shrimp already peeled and deveined. Prepare marinade the night before. Add shrimp and refrigerate overnight.
Makes 4 servings
1 pound medium or large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh dill weed, finely minced
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, 2 teaspoons oil and all types of seasoning.
- Place shrimp in a zippered plastic bag or airtight container, and pour marinade over it. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Add 1 teaspoon to large skillet and preheat over medium heat.
- Add shrimp and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition information (per serving) 150 calories; 4.5 g fat; 221 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 24 g protein.This recipe was written by Kim Galeaz, a registered dietitian and culinary-nutritional consultant as well as owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications, located in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla.