Zucchini with Shrimp

Here's a quick, low calorie, low carb seafood dinner.


Zucchini with Shrimp

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Servings: 4
Yield: 4 main-dish servings
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 8   ounces 
    fresh or frozen peeled, deveined medium shrimp (12 oz. in shells)
  • 5   
    zucchini (about 1-1/4 lb.)
  • 8   ounces 
    fresh asparagus spears
  • 1   
    fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
  • 1   tablespoon 
    grated fresh ginger
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2   tablespoons 
    cooking oil
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1   tablespoon 
    toasted sesame seed
  • 2   teaspoons 
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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Directions
1.
Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Halve each zucchini lengthwise. Place each half, cut side down, on a board and cut into long, thin strips. Set aside. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Cut asparagus diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
2.
Place asparagus in a steamer basket over gently boiling water. Cover and steam for 2 minutes; add zucchini and steam for 2 to 3 minutes more or until vegetables are just crisp-tender (dont overcook). Drain well; keep warm.
3.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook jalapeno, ginger, and garlic in cooking oil over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add shrimp. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring often. Stir in cilantro, sesame seed, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Add zucchini and asparagus to skillet; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a serving platter. If desired, sprinkle with additional cilantro and/or sesame seed. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Note
  • * When working with chili peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves to protect your skin from volatile oils. If your bare hands touch the peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 197, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 86, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 8, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 17, vit. A (IU) 340, vit. C (mg) 66, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 3, sodium (mg) 239, Potassium (mg) 888, calcium (mg) 91, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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