Cajun Shrimp

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I love shrimp so I decided to make this really easy recipe that had just the right amount of kick to it. I used Emeril's Bayou Blast as my Cajun Seasoning because there are no carbs for 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning and it tastes awesome. I like my Cajun shrimp to be spicy so I added more red pepper. I also added some minced garlic. Perfecto! Since the bag of shrimp I had was exactly 14 oz before I cooked it (got it Wal-mart only $5.00), I only had about 4.75 oz shrimp left when I weighed it afterwards and I needed 14 oz! So I decided to add some feta cheese which was 3.5 g of fat per ounce. Therefore, I am only allowed 4 oz. Now here is where the math comes in... I used 1 oz feta cheese which is 1/4 my lean and 4.75 oz of shrimp is 3/4 of my other lean so it all worked out. Maybe next time I won't cook it so long but I certainly didn't mind the cheese since I love cheese! This shrimp is perfect as a salad or with roasted veggies. I decided to have roasted zucchini and yellow squash. Because I added 1 teaspoon of olive oil to my veggies, I only used 1 teaspoon of olive oil for my shrimp instead of 2 teaspoons. This has got to be one of my favorite lean and green meal.   


Cajun Shrimp

Ingredients:
14 oz cooked shrimp, thawed (2 Lean)
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning (2 Condiments)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1 clove garlic, minced (1 Condiment)
2 teaspoons olive oil (2 Healthy Fats)

Directions:
Sprinklle cajun seasoning and ground red pepper over shrimp and toss to coat. Heat oil in skillet and saute garlic until browned. Add shrimp and cook 5 minutes on one side. Turn over and cook 3 more minutes.

2 Meals with 1 Meal, 1.75 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat per Serving (Still need 1 more Healthy Fat)

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