Serving shrimp always adds a sense of elegance to a meal, whether it’s for family or a dinner party. As an added bonus, shrimp is high in protein, low in calories and is readily available at grocery stores and neighborhood markets.
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1 ½ tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-ounce can Italian whole plum tomatoes
1 pound cooked shelled shrimp (can substitute cooked boneless chicken breast)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
8 ounces crumbled feta cheese (optional)
½ pound box linguini
Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil salted water for the linguini, cooked as directed on the package.
- Sauté chopped garlic and onion in olive oil until tender in a large frying pan 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat.
- Add cooked shrimp, sauté for 2 minutes and remove from pan. Try to keep as much garlic and onion in the pan as possible when removing the shrimp.
- Add the entire can of tomatoes with liquid, stir in the pan.
- Cook until it begins to boil and then reduce heat. Add shrimp, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour sauce on drained linguini and toss.
- Add crumbled feta cheese if desired, at the table.
420 calories (26 percent calories from fat)
32 grams protein
48 grams carbohydrates
12 grams fat
114 milligrams calcium
*Without feta cheese
Note: If adding feta, total calories will increase, along with total fat and sodium. Use sparingly, or look for fat-free feta.
Republished courtesy of Speaking of Women’s Health