WW Recipe of the Day: Low Carb Curried Shrimp
We have my sister, Brenda, to thank for this easy, healthy delicious recipes for Curried Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime and Garlic.
Do you have a favorite ingredient you keep on hand for those busy nights when you are just too tired and need something quick and easy?
A bag of frozen shrimp tucked away in the freezer is perfect when you're too busy to plan, but want a quick and easy meal. Placed in a bowl of ice water they'll defrost enough to cook in just a few minutes.
Shrimp is super Weight Watchers friendly too. It is now a Zero SmartPoints food on the WW Freestyle Program.
And thanks to my sister, Brenda, I've got a new super simple scrumptious way to prepare them: Curried Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime and Garlic.
Even better than cooking shrimp is having it delivered to you already prepared, which is what happened to me when she stopped by last week with a full container for us to try!
Southwest meets India when you combine Indian curry with the bold flavors of lime juice, cilantro and sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
We changed up the recipe a bit to make it easier and a little more Weight Watchers friendly.
The original recipe called for chopped shallot, something I rarely have on hand, so skipped it.
And while low fat sour cream has 84 fewer calories and 10 less grams of fat per ½ cup serving than the full fat stuff, I was able to shave off 2 more SmartPoints per serving by using plain nonfat Greek yogurt instead.
Brenda served this Curried Shrimp dish with red quinoa and spinach making for a healthy colorful dinner.
We tucked ours into tortillas making little street tacos. Rice (or cauliflower rice if you're wanting to keep your Points as low as possible) and a green vegetable such as peas also would be great.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Shrimp?
According to my calculations each serving has 149 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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If you like this super simple curried shrimp with cilantro and lime, you might also like: Slow Cooker Chicken a la King, Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Easy Shrimp Risotto, WW No Cook Tex-Mex Shrimp Rolls, Shrimp Stir-Fry for 2, Southwest Shrimp Black Bean Salad, Spice-Rubbed Soft Shrimp Tacos and Low-Fat Parisian Baked Shrimp
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Curried Shrimp with Cilantro & Lime
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-½ teaspoons curry powder
- 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth
- 1-¼ pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 or 2 minutes.
- Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.
- Add the broth and bring to a simmer.
- Add the shrimp and lime juice and simmer until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt and cilantro.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Source: adapted from Quick Fix Meals: 200 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make Mealtime Easy (affiliate link) by Robin Miller
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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About how much is each serving size?
I'm not sure of the exact serving size. My sister just brought me a serving to sample! 1/4th of the entire recipe = 1 serving. I'd just eyeball it and serve up 1/4th. If you want to be more precise you can weigh or measure the entire recipe and then divide that amount/number by 4 to determine one serving. Hope this helps. - Martha
Can you tell me how many grams of sugar are in the curried shrimp recipe?
Can you please tell me how many grams of sugar are in the Curried Shrimp recipe?
Hi Patti, Sorry but I don't keep track of grams of sugar. I use the WW Recipe Builder to determine the SmartPoints