Teff is a grass seed native to Ethiopia that's high in fiber, calcium and protein. Enjoy its mild, nutty flavor in this recipe with garlic shrimp, sautéed spinach and toasted pine nuts.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling. Whisk in teff. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.

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  • Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese, butter, 2 cloves garlic, Italian seasoning and black pepper. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, for shrimp-spinach topper, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag. Add lemon juice, oil, the 4 cloves garlic, the parsley, thyme and crushed red pepper. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Let stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • In a very large skillet, cook shrimp with marinade over medium-high heat about 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Add spinach; cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  • Divide teff mixture among six dinner plates. Top with shrimp mixture and pine nuts.

Tips

Tip: To toast pine nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

286.9 calories; protein 20.7g 41% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 0.8g; fat 11g 17% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 125.1mg 42% DV; vitamin a iu 1794.2IU 36% DV; vitamin c 9.7mg 16% DV; folate 19.7mcg 5% DV; calcium 160.6mg 16% DV; iron 4.5mg 25% DV; magnesium 100.4mg 36% DV; potassium 325.9mg 9% DV; sodium 579.5mg 23% DV.