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Shrimp Appetizer



Shrimp Appetizer



  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasonings
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 18 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 medium fresh lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Blend together garlic and basil and place in oil. (This can be mixed together ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend). Sauté’ garlic and basil in a skillet for about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and continue to saute’ for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Add seasoning blend (to taste), then add white wine. Allow to simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Immediately before serving, squeeze fresh lemon over shrimp. Serve hot. This can be used as an appetizer or as part of the main course for a meal if served over pasta or rice. Serves 4.

Nutritional value: Calories: 150 – Carbohydrate: 0 grams – Protein: 14 grams – Fat: 5 grams

Nutritional value with 1/3 cup of brown rice: Calories: 222 – Carbohydrate: 15 grams – Protein: 16 grams – Fat: 5.5 grams (1g fiber)

Nutritional value with 1/2 cup of wheat pasta: Calories: 237 – Carbohydrate: 18 grams – Protein: 18 grams – Fat: 5.5 grams (3g fiber)

Categories : Nutrition, Recipes


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