Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Garlic Shrimp recipe

Its been a while since I posted a recipe on here so I thought I would post up a steamed garlic shrimp, Brussel sprouts and Rice meal that is super low on calories that I made a while back, its super easy and very tasty but not overly seasoned. everyone that has tried it likes it so here goes.

What you will need
1lb fresh peeled deveined jumbo shrimp
1 small clove of garlic
1 packet of Sazon seasoning
A steamer
as many brussel sprouts as you wish to make

Optional items
Adobo seasoning
a different veggie if you dislike brussel sprouts

What to do

Get 4 cups of water boiling for the rice, also put enough water into a pot to cover the brussel sprouts and get that steamer started.

2 Rice measure out 2 cups of dry rice and put it into the boiling pot with the 4 cups of water in it. along with salt and pepper to taste. if you have or want to use it, add some adobo seasoning to the rice at this point, turn the heat down to a slow simmer cover and wait 20 minutes. don't stir the rice until its done, it will have little holes in the surface where the water was boiling up through when its done.

3 Brussel sprouts cut a small cross into the bottom of each sprout so that the inside cooks as fast as the outside, just be sure not to cut too deep so that the leaves fall off. when they are all cut place them into the pot that you started earlier. these will be cooled until a fork goes into them and they are tender. about 15 mins.

4 Shrimp take the 1lb of shrimp and place it in a bowl and sprinkle the packet of Sazon onto it and mix it all up. then chop the garlic up very fine and mix it in with the shrimp as well. some black pepper and Oregano go on next. place the shrimp into the steamer and set it for 17 minutes. the remainder of the garlic goes on the steamer screen below the shrimp.

5 The brussel sprouts will likely be done first, remove them from the pot and place them in a bowl, I use a small amount of butter for the whole bowl, 1 pat maybe and mix it up add some black pepper to taste and they are done.

Thats it, 3oz of shrimp is about 7 shrimp and then you can have 8 sprouts and 3/4 cups of the rice and the entire meal will only cost you 335 calories for the entire meal and thats counting the whole pat of butter. it was a satisfying meal for me and tasted great.

3oz Shrimp 90 calories
3/4 cup rice 150 calories
8 Brussel sprouts 60 calories
Butter 1 pat is 35 calories (remember I used 1 pat for the entire batch)

As Ever


  1. Sounds yummy!
    Where is Robyn today?

  2. She appears to have disappeared. I hope the Tornadoes didn't get her :(