Holiday Shrimp Cocktail

Great Appetizer for the Holidays that Friends and Family will love!

Don't let the cholesterol in shrimp fool you. When it comes to heart health, saturated fat is more important than cholesterol - and shrimp is very low in saturated fat. Shrimp is a source of good fat - in the form of omega-3's which helps to reduce triglyceride levels and lower the risk of a heart attack. Although eating shrimp too frequently could slightly raise LDL cholesterol levels, it also increases levels of HDL - the good cholesterol which improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol which is a positive for heart health. The omega-3's found in shrimp also have anti-inflammatory effects which are not only good for the heart, but may reduce the symptoms of diseases such as arthritis.

Health Benefits of Shrimp Cocktail: its Waistline Friendly- Shrimp is remarkably low in calories - with four large shrimp having only twenty-two total. Plus, the protein content of shrimp (almost eighteen grams in four of them) is great for building lean body mass when combined with an exercise program. Foods that are high in protein such as shrimp are also more satisfying - so there's less risk of overeating. Shrimp is clean eating at its best.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • On a large cookie sheet, line with foil and spray olive oil to coat
  • Lay shrimp flat and coat with olive oil
  • Toss with Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Place in oven for 8-10 minutes, you want a bright pink color  

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail & Sauce

You are going to love this quick & delicious recipe!

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Roasted Shrimp

Ingredients:

1 pound of shrimp, peeled and de-veined

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

On a large cookie sheet, line with foil and spray olive oil to coat

Lay shrimp flat and coat with olive oil

Toss with Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Place in oven for 8-10 minutes, you want a bright pink color  

Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup ketchup

1 Lemon juiced

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Gluten Free Lemon Pasta with Oven Roasted Shrimp

Gluten

 Free Lemon Pasta with Oven Roasted Shrimp

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Ingredients

2 pounds (17 to 21 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined

Good Extra Virgin olive oil

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound Gluten Free Angel Hair Pasta

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) smart balance butter spread

2 lemons, zested and juiced

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the shrimp on a sheet pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss well, spread them in 1 layer, and roast for 6 to 8 minutes, just until they're pink and cooked through.

Meanwhile, drizzle some olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the angel hair, and cook about 3 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Quickly toss the angel hair with the melted butter spread, 1/4 cup olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and about 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Add the shrimp and serve hot.

Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

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Ingredients-

  • 1 pack of Artisan Whole grain tortillas
  • 8 oz shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crab meat drained
  • 1 pound of cooked medium shrimp, deveined
  • 20 oz of jalapeno salsa
  • 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of green onions (chopped)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lay out tortillas on a flat surface

Mix the shrimp, crab meat, and cheese together in a bowl- leave some cheese for the topping

In the middle of each tortilla place filling, sprinkle with sea salt & pepper, and then roll up

You will be placing these side by side in a 9x13 glass cooking pan (spray cooking oil on pan)

Pour jalapeno salsa on top 

If you have remaining mixture, place on top of salsa

Sprinkle with remaining cheese

Cover with aluminum foil

Bake for 30 min, remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 15min

Top each one with Greek yogurt and green onions

I served with gluten free chips and homemade Guacamole

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