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Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts With Lemon

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This is not what we call a low cal recipe, but sometimes there’s really no substitute for cream. But if you are on a strict diet or you don’t tolerate dairy very well – you can always omit the cream (or switch it out to your favorite dairy substitute). This Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts With Lemon could be served with any pasta (of course), any grain, or rice. I served it with quinoa. My point is – the dish is creamy and delicious, so serve it with anything you like : )

Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

What you need (for 4-6 servings):

  • About 2 cups (4 handfuls) of frozen Shrimp (tail off)
  • 2 cups of Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 yellow Onion
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp. of Lemon Zest (add some juice if you like..)
  • 1/2 cup of Cream (or Half & Half)
  • 1/2 cup of good quality Parmesan (if you have it – I wish I did!!)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Ingredients

What to do:

  1. Wash and trim the edges off the Brussels sprouts – cut the big ones in half
  2. Peal and finely chop onion
  3. Heat about one tbsp. of oil over medium heat in a pan
  4. Add onions and Brussels sprouts to the pan and sauté for at least 5 minutes (until onion is softened and sprouts are starting to get tender)
  5. In the mean time run some cold water over frozen shrimp – to defrost and clean (making sure there is no peel and making sure the shrimp is properly deveined). Set shrimp to the side.
  6. Peel and finely chop the garlic – add to the pan. Stir and cook for about a minute.
  7. Add the grated lemon zest the onion and Brussels sprouts. Stir.
  8. Season with salt & pepper.
  9. Add the cream – stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Add more salt & pepper if necessary.Adding cream
  10. Add cheese (if using)
  11. Lower temperature to the lowest setting. Add shrimp. Make sure you don’t “cook” the cooked shrimp – or it will be dry and hard (not delicious at all). You just want to very gently heat/warm the shrimp through.
  12. Serve with your grain, rice, or pasta of choice!!
Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Creamy Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

That was easy, right??! And look at the pretty colors. Food has to look pretty too : )

Let me know your thoughts and ideas about this dish. And as always – please let me know your versions : )

Bon Appetite!

Annika

 

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Easy Maple Glazed Broiled Salmon With Creamed Spinach

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Maple Glazed Salmon With Creamed Spinach

Maple Glazed Salmon With Creamed Spinach

Are you allowed to have fish on meatless Monday? I’m not sure, but here’s a delicious, quick and easy recipe for salmon:

Maple Glazed Broiled Salmon With Creamed Spinach

What you need for the Salmon:

  • 2 Filets of Salmon (defrosted or fresh)
  • 3 tbsp. of Organic Maple Syrup
  • 3 tbsp. Organic Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2-3 cloves of Garlic – chopped finely or pressed
  1. Turn on your broiler
  2. In a Ziploc type bag – add the syrup, soy sauce and garlic. Then add salmon filets and zip bag. “Massage” the salmon with the glaze, making sure it’s completely covered.
  3. Place salmon on lined cookie sheet/broiler pan and pour some of the remaining marinade on top of fish.
  4. Stick under your broiler on upper level in your oven.  After about 10 minutes take out salmon and spoon more marinade on top of fish. Return salmon to oven for about 5-10 more minutes. Keep a close eye – so your marinade or fish don’t burn!
  5. Depending on thickness of salmon it should be cooked through after about 15 minutes (that’s for well done), but you can check with a knife if the fish is cooked through.

While the salmon is cooking away in the oven let’s get started with the EASY Creamed Spinach:

What you need for the Creamed Spinach:

  • About 1 cup of frozen chopped Spinach
  • About 1/2 cup of Heavy Cream or Half & Half (if you don’t want dairy try with coconut milk)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Pour frozen spinach and cream in small/medium pot. Add some salt & pepper. Cook/simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes (basically until the spinach is defrosted.  Taste and see if you want more seasoning! (Feel free to add garlic or whatever else spice you like) That’s it! You are done!!

Serve Maple Glazed Salmon with the Creamed Spinach. I love it just like this, but at my mother’s house, in Sweden, we would definitely have served it alongside boiled potatoes or mashed potatoes. Brown rice, quinoa, or jasmine rice would be great too. You’re the one who will eat – so you decide : )

I hope you enjoyed this simple, but delicious meal. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions or your favorite versions.

Thanks,

Annika

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