You’ll love this simple yummy easy healthy shrimp stir fry for two. We do.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
1teaspoon olive oil
1 poundjumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
1 largezucchini, diced
1largeear or corn, kernels removed (or 3/4 cup corn kernels)
1/2cupred grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2cupyellow grape tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste
6 to 9fresh basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
Parmesan shavings, optional
Rice or pasta or cauliflower rice for serving, optional
In a large skillet set over a medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the shrimp and garlic, then cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
Increase the heat to high, then add the zucchini. Stir it around for about a minute, then scrape the zucchini to the edges of the pan.
Add in the corn and cook it for a minute, then push it to the edges of the pan. Add in the grape tomatoes, stir them around for a minute, then sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.
Then add the shrimp back into the skillet. Stir everything around for another minute or so, or until it's all combined and hot. Then scrape onto plates or a serving platter.
Sprinkle on the fresh basil and some Parmesan shavings, if desired, then ... this is the best part ... squeeze the lemon all over the top. This adds a wonderful, bright freshness.
You can serve this with rice, with pasta or it's just perfect on its own.
The only major change I made was to divide the recipe in half to make two servings.
The fresh lemon juice is really key to the flavor of this healthy shrimp stir fry. DO NOT SKIP IT!
While this is yummy right out of the pan, I actually think that it is better after having been allowed to sit and cool down just a bit.
No shrimp? Substitute cubes of raw boneless, skinless chicken breast insteadNo fresh corn? Use about 3/4 cup canned or frozen corn insteadNo fresh basil? Substitute 1 teaspoon dried insteadDairy free? Use 2 teaspoons olive oil and skip the butter and optional Parmesan cheeseSpicier? Add crushed red pepper flakes or chopped jalapeno chiles to tasteGreek Variation - Substitute fresh dill for the basil and add a generous sprinkling of crumbled feta cheeseMexican Variation - Substitute fresh chopped cilantro for the basil and fresh lime juice to taste for the lemon juice. A sprinkling of cumin added with the shrimp and garlic would be good too.Serving size: 1/2 the recipeWeight Watchers PointsPlus: *8Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Easy Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry for Two
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 recipe)
Calories 314Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: one-pot shrimp meal, shrimp skillet
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