Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Feta Shrimp Skillet

This is an awesome healthy dinner recipe that was in my Taste of Home magazine that arrived last week. And it only took about 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. The brown rice that I made to go with it did take an hour, though. This was filling without being too heavy and was really good with brown rice. This would also be really good with along side a salad. I think I will make this again in the summer time with a fresh greek salad to enjoy outside on the deck with a cold glass of organic chardonnay!

Feta Shrimp Skillet

Makes ~4 servings


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
29 oz canned organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup white wine
1 lb cooked shrimp
2 Tbsp fresh organic parsley, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for another minute. Stir in tomatoes and wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

2. Add shrimp and parsley and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until shrimp are heated through. Remove from heat and sprinkle with feta cheese.

(Recipe adapted from April/May 2014 issues of Taste of Home)

What are the nutritional benefits of this meal? Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been shown to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL), raise good cholesterol (HDL), and aid in blood sugar control.  Onions are rich in quercetin, a type of antioxidant, as well as vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, K, folate, thiamin, and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese. Canned tomato products contain more bioavailable lycopene compared with fresh tomatoes, and are high in vitamin C.  Shrimp are an excellent source of protein, providing 24g of protein in a 4oz serving. Shrimp are also a good source of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. Feta cheese is a great source of protein and calcium.

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