Pan-Roasted Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic, and Spinach

January 12, 2009 9:45:15 AM PST
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Serves 4

  • 4 cups spinach, well washed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1. Place the spinach in a large bowl. Set aside.

    2. Heat a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium-low heat.

    3. Coat the garlic with cooking spray and cook in the skillet until slightly browned, about 3 minutes.

    4. Coat the shrimp with cooking spray.

    5. Increase the heat to medium and add the shrimp, cooking on each side for 2 minutes.

    6. Put the shrimp in the bowl with the spinach and toss with lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Serve.

    Prep time: 3 minutes Total time: 10 minutes

    PER SERVING, ABOUT: Calories: 173 Protein: 24 g Carbohydrate: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 1 g Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 172 mg Calcium: 98 mg Sodium: 265 mg