Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 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. Each 3-ounce serving has just 1 SmartPoint. (I’ve been eating a lot more Shrimp since Weight Watchers launched its Beyond the Scale Program and Smart Points.)
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 container full for us to try!
The Skinny on Curried Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime and Garlic
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 1/2 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.
According to my calculations each serving has 149 calories, *4 PointsPlus (old WW program) and *2 SmartPoints. Enjoy!
If you like this super simple curried shrimp with cilantro and lime, you might also like:Easy Slow Cooker Chicken a la King, Slow Cooker Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Easy Shrimp Risotto, Weight Watchers No Cook Tex-Mex Shrimp Rolls, Weight Watchers Crock Pot White Beans & Shrimp, Southwest Shrimp Black Bean Salad, Skinny Shrimp Creole, Sheet Pan Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli
Simple and scrumptious merging Indian and Southwest flavors this super easy Curried Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime is a new go-to dinner that comes together in less than 15 minutes with just 149 calories and 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth
- 1-1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 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.
*4 WeightWatchers Points+ (Old Program), *2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Source: adapted from Quick Fix Meals by Robin Miller
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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