Lemony Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

Number of Servings: 
4
Ingredients: 
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced elephant garlic*
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 pound large cooked shrimp, fresh or frozen, thawed
Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions: 
Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until barely golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, parsley, and shrimp. Season with pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve, either plain (no cocktail sauce needed!), or on top of a salad. * Elephant garlic is a large, mild-flavored garlic with huge cloves. If you can’t find it, use about half the amount of regular garlic. Source: Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD & Liz Weiss, MS, RD Cofounders, Meal Makeover Moms.com Image Source: © Marco Mayer - Fotolia.com
Nutrition Information: 
(per serving) 180 calories, 8g fat (1.5g saturated, 0.4g omega-3), 260mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 24g protein, 10% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, 20% iron
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  • I know that shrimp and other fish are a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats – but now I’m seeing omega-3s in all sorts of products in the grocery store. Does this mean that if I eat these other foods it’s not as important to eat my 2 servings of seafood a week?

    John D., Austin, TX

We already know that shrimp is low in fat and calories. But if you are concerned about cholesterol, there is good news. You do not have to give up shrimp! Research shows and dietitians concur that the high percentage of "good fats" in shrimp reduces the impact of cholesterol. So enjoy shrimp as part of a balanced - and delicious - diet.