Peeled shrimp may be convenient, but here the shells--and heads if you are lucky enough to find them still on--are transformed into a quick stock that adds a boost of flavor. Serve the garlic-sautéed shrimp as an appetizer or use them as a topping for pasta or risotto.
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018
Tip: Shrimp with heads can be hard to find, but they add a depth of flavor to dishes. Look for them in ethnic markets or large supermarkets. (If you can't find them, substitute uncooked shell-on shrimp.) For help choosing sustainable wild or farmed shrimp, go to seafoodwatch.org.
Serving Size:3 shrimp
136 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 1g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.3g; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 162.6mg; vitamin a iu 130.8IU; vitamin c 1.3mg; folate 1.4mcg; calcium 68mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 37.6mg; potassium 303.6mg; sodium 185.8mg.
2 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 fat