Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easy and Healthy Shrimp Recipe: Omelette

Shrimp recipes are always healthy! It’s rich in protein, tasty and got no fats in it. I personally enjoy shrimps a lot; it’s a versatile seafood and can be cooked in many ways. Moreover it’s healthy so it becomes quite an obvious meal in your family.

Shrimp may look like a tiny seafood; in fact it is considered as an insect in the sea. But don’t go on its size because it’s healthy. Shrimp has low-fat and low-calorie protein, i.e. a 4 ounce serving of shrimp provides 23.7 grams of protein for a little 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Often shrimps are mistaken or given a bad repo that it contains high cholesterol content but from the studies done by many health organizations, it has been proved that shrimp cholesterol may not be that bad for you. Actually, it’s a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems because it reduces cholesterol in the blood.

**Omega-3 fatty acids used to ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome which we all women face; avoid blood clots, prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis, decelerates the growth of cancerous tumors, and also helps prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium, which neutralizes the injurious effects of radicals which is the main cause of cancer and other deteriorating diseases. It is a good source of vitamin B12 too. This vitamin is important for the proper brain function and essential for the formation and maturation of blood cells. (Good for kids and adults!). So in short, you can see  this tiny little shrimp is really healthy and nutritious.

People suggest one should take a protein rich diet in a day. There should be good amount of protein and vegetables in one’s diet. I believe in taking a good protein rich diet in the breakfast or brunch. As protein keeps you satisfied for a longer period of time. So, today’s shrimp recipe is “Shrimp Omelette”.  It’s healthy, nourishing and super delectable. So let’s begin – 

This recipe can serve up to 2-3 servings
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients –
  • 4 large eggs
  • 14 medium size shrimp, peeled, deveined, and sliced in half length-wise
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ cup blanched baby spinach, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dry mixed herbs or oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, chopped (for garnish) 

Method –

  1. First marinate the shrimps in salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Now take a non-stick skillet pan, add oil on a medium high heat. In this add, garlic and sauté it until it fragrances. Add chopped onion and sauté until it is transparent and tender. 
  3. Into this add, tomato and spinach and cook until its tender and release it juices. Now add the marinated shrimps and cook for 5 minutes until the shrimps are cooked. Now add little more virgin olive oil into the pan.
  4. Beat eggs with salt, pepper and dry herbs in a large bowl until frothy (add less salt and pepper as shrimps are already marinated in it). Return to pan and add the egg mixture. Turn the heat low; cover the pan and cook until the eggs are set.
  5. Flip it or Invert plate over the pan, flip omelette onto plate, return to the pan to brown on other side. Garnish it with parsley or coriander. Serve hot. 

I hope you will enjoy this super easy and healthy shrimp recipe which is not just easy to cook but believe me the tastes are such that you will never skip your breakfast after this. I simply love this recipe so much that at times, I even make this recipe for dinner. It’s easy, fuss-free and healthy and light to digest. I hope you will definitely try this easy shrimp recipe and also let me know, how did you find it? Till then, eat healthy and stay fit! J


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