Shrimp with Serranos – The Sonoma Diet

Thanks to Dr. Connie Guttersen for allowing us to reprint recipes from The Sonoma Diet.

Shrimp with Serranos
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

1 pound fresh or frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup chopped shallots
3 cloves garlic, minced (1½ teaspoons minced)
¼ cup chopped red sweet pepper
2 to 3 fresh serrano or jalapeño chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped*
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peppers. Stir fry for 1 minute more. Add shrimp and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 195 cal., 9 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 172 mg chol., 171 mg sodium, 5 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 24 g protein.

*Note: Because hot chile peppers contain oils that can burn your skin and eyes, wear rubber or plastic gloves when working with them. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Copyright © 2006 Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.

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