When preparing your next health-conscious menu, consider that where you find your ingredients can be just as important as what you use.
Shrimp is beneficial for those who are trying to be healthy diets. A typical 4-ounce portion has just 112 calories when served steamed, boiled, grilled or baked and provides 23 grams of protein -; 47 percent of the daily value for protein.
1 pound shrimp, cleaned
2 1/2 cloves garlic, peeled
2/3 teaspoon salt
1 small bay leaf
1/3 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 1/2 cups water
2/3 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 teaspoon red chili powder
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Place garlic cloves in a food processor with the salt and mince. Toss with the shrimp and set aside for 15 minutes. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil with the bay leaf, 1/3 tablespoons lime juice and the 2/3 teaspoon turmeric.
When the water is boiling, add the shrimp, stirring. Cook just until opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.
Immediately spread the shrimp onto a large baking sheet to cool. Mix the additional lime juice, red chili powder and a pinch of turmeric together and pour over the warm shrimp. Toss until well-combined. Add cilantro leaves after the shrimp have cooled.