March 14, 2024/Recipes

Recipe: Classic Shrimp Remoulade

A pantry-friendly version of the tomato-based sauce

Shrimp remoulade on a bed of lettuce

You’ll love this pantry-friendly and impressive version of the classic French sauce with shrimp. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a lighter lunch or an amazing main course.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium peeled shrimp, seasoned and cooked
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Creole or grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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Directions

  1. Place shrimp in bowl.
  2. In another small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and toss with shrimp. Refrigerate until serving.

Ingredient health benefits

  • Shrimp: Whether you catch them fresh or fish them off the freezer shelf in your local grocery store, these tasty little crustaceans are rich in selenium, an essential mineral that supports your thyroid and helps keep your blood pressure on the lower end. And according to research, selenium might promote fertility and help protect against certain cancers. Shrimp is also a good source of protein and iron, and its low mercury content makes it an excellent mainstay for a diet that focuses on seafood — or for someone who just really likes shrimp.
  • Onions: These alliums are so commonplace in many of the world’s cooking traditions, that they’re easy to overlook. But their benefits are anything but ordinary. Onions are full of prebiotics and fiber for your gut health. And they’re packed with antioxidants that suppress inflammation and fight free radicals — harmful particles that can damage your cells if they’re left unchecked. Eating onions can also boost your immunity by providing vitamin C. Onions of all colors have these perks, but red onions also have antioxidants called anthocyanins, which can reduce your blood pressure and support your heart and brain.
  • Parsley: Flavorful herbs can do more than enhance the taste of a recipe. Parsley is loaded with flavones, a type of flavonoid that fights inflammation. It’s also a natural diuretic, meaning that it helps your body get rid of extra fluids by making you want to “answer the call of nature.”

Nutrition information (per serving)

Serving size = 1/4 cup

Calories: 74
Calories from fat: 22%
Fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 112 mg
Sodium: 243 mg
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 12 g
Diabetic exchanges: two very lean meat

Recipe courtesy of Speaking of Women’s Health.

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