Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day #1 - Sauteed Shrimp With Bell Peppers

This dinner was completely quick and easy, something I just threw together with ingredients that I had on hand. It's quicker and easier if you are able to buy prawns that have already been shelled and deveined, but for me, it's not worth the extra cost. I have no problem getting my hands dirty and doing it myself.

Tonight it was just Jim and myself for dinner - so the ingredients below can be adjusted as needed for larger families. I paired this with a simple green salad and added the other half of my red pepper for color and flavor.


12 Jumbo Prawns (Fresh or Frozen)
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
2 tsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Lawry's Sesame Ginger Marinade


If using frozen prawns, take prawns out of the freezer the night before and allow them to thaw in the fridge. If prawns are not completely thawed by the time you are ready to prepare your meal, finish the thawing process by running prawns under cold water for about 5 minutes. Once thawed, remove prawn shells and devein, if necessary.

Cut red and green bell peppers into matchstick slices. Sauté peppers with 1 tsp of olive oil until slightly tender, you still want them to be a little bit crunchy. Push peppers to one side of your pan. Add remaining olive oil and prawns. Sauté prawns on both sides for about 2 minutes. Add sesame ginger marinade and stir in to prawns and peppers. Continue to heat for another minute, two if needed. Do not overcook your prawns or they will become tough and rubbery.

Serve immediately with a simple green salad or other steamed vegetables you have on hand.

Nutritional Information (Approximately For 6 Prawns and 1/2 The Peppers):

Total Calories: 212 cal

Total Fat: 5.2 g (mostly from olive oil)

Total Carbs: 4.9 g

Total Protein: 18.7 g

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