Monday, January 10, 2011

80--- Heather's Creole Shrimp

This shrimp recipe of Heather's is so tasty! Great alternative to a shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, or a great meal idea.

Heather is my running partner and friend. I really do not enjoy running on my own. But with my partners, I actually look forward to it! Heather has lovely long legs and she can run fast, but she never complains when I make her run slow. Heather has a lovely home in which she hosted our recipe exchange party.... which quickly turned into a Minute to Win It party. And yes- she can stack 7 ding dongs on her forehead in a minute.

Shrimp are a great protein source and are low in fat. They have a higher cholesterol content when compared to other low fat protein sources, but should not be avoided because of that! They have omega-3 fatty acids, which are heart healthy and can help decrease inflammation in the body. Just watch your serving size and do not eat them everyday (which might be hard to do after you have tried this recipe).

Heather's Creole Shrimp
Serves 8-10

2 1/2 lb large shrimp- raw, shelled and de-veined
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp seafood seasoning
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add seasonings to olive oil in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Spread shrimp onto a large baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through. Yum!

Nutrition Info per 4 oz shrimp: 146 calories, 3.5 g fat, 26 g protein

1 comment:

  1. Very simple and tasty! The whole family (inc. our 2 yo, who likes moderately spicy foods) liked it. We will definitely be making it again.