Tacos are a favorite food staple in Texas, and this Shrimp Taco recipe is a great and easy twist for a quick summer dinner. The cooked shrimp is a great way to include seafood in your diet, while the Southwestern Watermelon Salsa provides a flavorful, refreshing, and low sodium alternative to traditional salsa. You can use whole wheat tortillas to include more whole grains to your meal.
Italian Shrimp Fettucini
- 8 ounces spinach fettuccini noodles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3/4 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil oregano and garlic unsalted
- 1/2 cup half and half fat free
- 1/4 cup green onions sliced
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, cook garlic and shrimp in hot oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until shrimp are pink and opaque.
- Stir in tomatoes; simmer 5 minutes.
- Blend in half and half and green onions; heat through (do not boil).
- Serve over hot pasta.
Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo
- 1 (9 ounce) package whole wheat angel hair pasta
- 1 pound small shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 green onions chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup low sodium parmesan cheese grated
- 2 cups broccoli florets frozen or fresh
- 2 cups fresh cauliflower florets
- 1 cup skim milk
- season to taste
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain pasta using a colander over a bowl. Combine shrimp, onions, and garlic in a small bowl. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, swirl to coat. Add shrimp mixture, and saute for 4 minutes or until shrimp are done.
- Steam thawed broccoli in microwave for 1 minute or until cooked.
- Take cauliflower, half the Parmesan and place in a blender with the milk and blend until creamy. Pour into skillet with shrimp and cooked pasta and begin to heat on low-medium heat for 1 minute. Add pasta water to skillet if sauce is too thick.
- Add steamed broccoli to skillet and mix until well coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Spicy Shrimp Spinach Salad
Try this light and easy Spicy Shrimp Spinach Salad. It will sure be a hit on a hot summer day! As with other seafood, shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein. A shrimp-based meal is also a significant source of cholesterol depending on the method of preparation. Shrimp consumption, however, is considered healthy for the circulatory system.
- 1 lb fresh or frozen medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 1/2 tsp jerk seasoning
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 8 cups torn spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- Thaw shrimp, if frozen. You can do this by placing the shrimp under cool running water for no more than 20 minutes
- Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels.
- Place shrimp in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle shrimp with jerk seasoning; toss to coat.
- Set shrimp aside.
- If it is going to take some time, place in refrigerator to follow food safety guidelines.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic, red onion, and shrimp.
- Cook in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque
- Add spinach, cook and stir about 1 minute or until spinach is just wilted. Remember, the more wilted the spinach the less vitamins and nutrients you will receive as the heat removes them.
- Transfer to a serving platter.
- Place tomatoes on top of dish to garnish and add flavor.