Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Red-Pepper & Garlic Shrimp Skewers recipe

This past weekend was all about my favourite snack in the world - SHRIMP.  I ran my furthest run of 12 miles and OH MY GOODNESS were my leg muscles tired.  In order to boost my recovery time, I had my fiance grill me up some.  While shrimp may be small in size, they are huge in terms of nutritional value and the health benefits they offer. 

• Reduce the risk of many types of cancer
• Boost your mood and decrease depression
• Help prevent anemia
• Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and Alzheimers disease
• Increase energy
• Promote healthy bones, teeth and gums
• Increase your HDL (good) cholesterol levels
• Boost your immune system
• Promote brain health 

2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined 
3 tablespoons olive oil 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
1 tablespoon minced flat-leafparsley 
2 teaspoons lemon zest 
¼ teaspoon crushed red-chili-pepper flakes 

In a large bowl, combine shrimp with all the ingredients, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. While the shrimp is marinating, place wooden skewers in a bowl of water to soak. Preheat grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat. Thread a few shrimp onto each skewer. Cook about 3 minutes per side, until shrimp is cooked through.Serve these hot or cold.

Read more: Katie Lee Recipes - Cosmopolitan 

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 (60 g) Servings Per Recipe: 2 Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueCalories 152.3 Calories from Fat 12582%Total Fat 13.9 g21%Saturated Fat 1.9 g9%Cholesterol 45.3 mg15%Sodium 205.7 mg8%Total Carbohydrate 2.0 g0%Dietary Fiber 0.3 g1%Sugars 0.2 g0%Protein 5.2 g10%


  1. OMD....that looks soooooo good!

    i'm a sucker to prawn and shrimp.....gonna have to try this recipe!


    1. hehe awesome pls let me know if you like :)