Think healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare shrimp dish and you've got roasted garlic shrimp. This seafood favorite is perfect for a quick and tasty weeknight meal. Simply roast some garlic cloves in the oven until they're soft then toss them with shrimp, olive oil, and spices. The end result is a perfectly cooked seafood dish with a delectable flavor profile. So good, you'll be tempted to make it for company!
What are the benefits of garlic?
Garlic may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
When cooking, the allicin content of garlic is destroyed. However, when eaten raw or minimally cooked. there are still many health benefits to be reaped.
A recent study shows that not only does eating fresh diced Rawgarlic increase phosphorus in your diet but it also increases calcium absorption by about 20%. This makes sense because both nutrients play important roles for strong bones!
What are good health tips for garlic?
- Eat raw or lightly cooked garlic. Heat can inactivate allicin. Allicin is helpful in lowering LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure. If you cannot eat garlic, try a garlic supplement which is known to contain allicin. Avoid using oils with low smoke points to saute or fry garlic. - Try not to overcook the garlic as heat can inactivate allicin.
What are some health benefits of shrimp?
Shrimp is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, both known for their heart-healthy benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning they may reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a known contributor to heart disease and other medical conditions such as arthritis.
What are the benefits of peppers?
Bell peppers contain the antioxidant vitamin C and may help lower blood pressure. Red bell peppers in particular are a good source of lycopene, another antioxidant with potential cardiovascular benefits.
How to - roast garlic sauce?
Add salt, pepper, dried thyme leaves, red pepper flakes, and roasted garlic cloves(see below) to a blender. Cover and blend until smooth sauce forms, which should take about 15 seconds. Note: See directions below.
Roasting Garlic separately: what does it look like?
Roasting garlic is a great way to flavor dishes without the bite of raw cloves. It's easy and quick, too! Place whole heads in an oven-safe dish with just enough water so that it covers them halfway up--the moisture from their own sweat will help prevent burning while they roast., turn on high heat until golden brown (about 10 minutes). Remove once done cooking time has passed but before Philips' stalk begins turning black or burnt - this might take as little at 5-10 more minutes depending upon how big your head was originally when trimmed. Once cooled down slightly remove peels using kitchen gloves since there could still be some burned skin left behind
What does it mean for garlic to turn brown?
They are overcooked. When the garlic is soft. Remove from oven and stir garlic cloves. Return pan to oven for 10 more minutes or until garlic is soft. Remove from oven and stir garlic cloves again.
- l ½ lbs large peeled.
- and deveined shrimp
- 2-cloves garlic, pressed
4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, plus more if desired
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and pepper - to taste
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 oz feta cheese
- Side dish - rice or couscous for serving
-1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
-2. In a small ovenproof pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil together.
-3. Add garlic cloves and toss until coated with butter mixture.
-4. Place in oven for 5 minutes or until garlic begins to turn light brown around the edges.
-5. Remove from oven and stir garlic cloves.
-6. Return pan to oven for 10 more minutes or until garlic is soft.
-7. Remove from oven and stir garlic cloves again.
-8. Return pan to oven for 15 more minutes or until garlic just begins to darken around the edges of each clove.
-9. Add salt, pepper, dried thyme leaves, red pepper flakes, and roasted garlic cloves to a blender.
-10. Cover and blend until smooth sauce forms.
This should take about 15 seconds. Return sauce to pan and add shrimp.
-11. Toss until shrimp are evenly coated with garlic sauce and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
-12. Sprinkle parsley sprigs and Feta cheese on top, toss again and serve immediately.
TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS
about 285 calories
14.5 g fat(5.5 g sat),
28 g protein
1,465 mg sodium