Dinner in minutes

Turn shrimp tapas into quick dinner

 

Side Dish

Roasted Red Pepper and Endive Salad

2 1/2 cups sliced Belgium endive

1/2 cup drained roasted red peppers (canned or bottled)

2 teaspoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place sliced endive in small salad bowl. Cut roasted peppers into 1-inch strips and add. Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 63 calories (68 percent from fat), 4.7 g fat (0.7 g saturated, 3.3 g monounsaturated), 0 cholesterol, 1.2 g protein, 4.3 g carbohydrates, 2.8 g fiber, 15 mg sodium.


Main Dish

Hot Pepper Shrimp

4 large slices country bread

1 tablespoon olive oil

Pinch red pepper flakes

3/4 pound peeled shrimp

3 large garlic cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Toast bread and place on 2 dinner plates. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and pepper flakes. When oil is hot, add shrimp and garlic. Toss shrimp in oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until no longer translucent. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over bread along with pan juices. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 386 calories (28 percent from fat), 12 g fat (2 g saturated, 5.8 g monounsaturated), 258 mg cholesterol, 41.9 g protein, 25.9 g carbohydrates, 4.1 g fiber, 474 mg sodium.


linda@dinnerinminutes.com

Hot, spicy shrimp with lots of garlic is popular as tapas. It’s normally served on its own, but by adding thick country bread and a quick salad, it becomes an entire meal.

Belgium endive, sometimes called chicory, is a small, compact head of lettuce that is creamy white. It has tightly packed leaves and can be cleaned by wiping the outer leaves with a damp paper towel. The leaves will turn brown if soaked in water.

This meal contains 448 calories per serving with 34 percent of calories from fat.

Helpful Hints

• To quickly chop parsley, snip the leaves off the stem with scissors.

• Any type of lettuce can be used.

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Shopping List

To buy: 1 small loaf country bread, 1 jar red pepper flakes, 3/4 pound peeled shrimp, 1 small bunch parsley, 2 medium Belgium endive, can or bottle roasted red peppers.

Staples: Olive oil, garlic, salt, black peppercorns.

Linda Gassenheimer’s latest book is “The Flavors of the Florida Keys.” Her website is dinnerinminutes.com. Follow her on Twitter @lgassenheimer.

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