Recipe of the month for April 2017

Here’s a healthy twist on shrimp scampi.

We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal.

Serve with quinoa.

Nutrition profile

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
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  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.
  3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more.
  6. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley.
  7. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 oz. shrimp, 1½ cups vegetables & 3 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 182 calories;6 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 232 mcg folate; 143 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,055 IU vitamin A; 120 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 1,091 mg sodium; 622 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (200% daily value), Vitamin A (81% dv), Folate (58% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

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