Garlic Shrimp on Spinach

Garlic Shrimp on Spinach

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Parmesan cheese lends an intriguing flavor accent to garlic- and lemon-steamed shrimp in this recipe. And it's under 200 calories per serving.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges


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  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on if desired. In a small bowl, toss together shrimp, oil, garlic, lemon peel, and pepper. Place a steamer basket in a wok or large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket.
  2. Place shrimp in a single layer in steamer basket. Cover and place over medium-high heat. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are opaque (start timing when wok is placed on the burner). Remove shrimp and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, wash spinach. Arrange spinach evenly in steamer basket. Cover and steam about 2 minutes (start timing immediately) or until wilted. Divide spinach between two serving plates. If desired, thread shrimp onto 6- to 8-inch wooden skewers. Place shrimp on top of spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 159 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 119 mcg folate; 131 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 5,781 IU vitamin A; 20 mg vitamin C; 142 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 216 mg sodium; 493 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (116% daily value), Vitamin C (33% dv), Folate (30% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1 fat, 1 vegetable

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