Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shrimp "fajitas"

It was a beautiful 65 degree day here in Richmond and after a lovely 8 mile run, I was craving something light, yet filling for dinner. I stumbled upon one of my friends blogs and last night she had posted a recipe that was just what I was looking for! I got fresh shrimp from a seafood market nearby, and it was so good. If you are wanting to go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant soon, don't do it...stay at home and make this! It is full of healthy ingredients, VERY little sodium (compared to eating out), the flavors are abundant, and it takes very little time to make. Enjoy!

Shrimp fajitas
Serves 4

1 med. red onion, sliced thin
1 large red pepper, sliced thin
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1 1/2 T. chili powder
1 T. paprika
1 T. cumin
salt and pepper
juice of 1 lime
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1 avocado, diced
plain, nonfat greek yogurt for garnish
1 can black beans, heated through on stove
Brown Rice

Preheat a grill pan over med-high heat. Spray with cooking spray then add peppers, onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes stirring often to prevent burning.

Meanwhile, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

After peppers and onions are softened and browned, remove from pan and place on a platter. Add shrimp to pan. Cook for 1 - 1/2 minutes per side until opaque and pink. Add onions and peppers back to pan as well as the lime juice and cilantro. Mix well.

Pour mixture out onto same platter used for peppers and onions previously. To plate, place brown rice on plate, spoon black beans onto plate and cover with a good helping of the shrimp fajitas. Top with diced avocado, a dollop of greek yogurt, a fresh squeeze of lime juice and a little more cilantro.

...Off to watch "Eat, Pray, Love!" Have you seen the movie or read the book? I have read the book, and liked it...well it wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. I hear the movie isn't very good, but I'm going to give it a try. Here's to hoping I don't fall asleep halfway through...that is wishful thinking for this lady who's body shuts down at 10 pm......

1 comment:

  1. Jealous of your fresh seafood market! So glad you tried the recipe and liked it! It will definitely be one I make again.

    PS...not a big fan of "Eat, Pray, Love" the movie but LOVED the book!

    -Mary Katherine