For a quick go-to meal, you can’t go wrong with shrimp. This is a light, yet satisfying meal popular in Venice bars that serve small plates (cicchetti), and it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Best of all, it’s a great choice for those on heart-healthy and diabetic diets, especially when served on a salad or as an appetizer. Mangé!
The Author Says: “This dish is one that is typically served in Venice in the cicchetti bars. –Barbara Seelig-Brown
Venetian Shrimp with Garlic Recipe
Bring a 4-quart pot filled with water to a boil. Boil the shrimp until they are pink outside and opaque inside, about 3 minutes. Remove from pot with slotted spoon. Toss with lemon juice, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, parsley, and salt.
Serve with some cooked polenta or top a green salad with this mixture.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 2 ounces shrimp each
1 Protein, lean
Nutritional Values: Calories: 65; Calories From Fat: 20; Total Fat: 2.5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.0 g; Cholesterol: 75 mg; Sodium: 240 mg; Potassium: 110 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 2 g; Dietary Fiber: 0 g; Sugars: 0 g; Protein 8 g; Phosphorus: 225 g
Recipe Source: “Secrets of Healthy Cooking: A Guide to Simplifying the Art of Heart Healthy and Diabetic Cooking by Barbara Seelig-Brown (American Diabetes Association)
Reprinted with express permission.