Health & Food

Shrimp. It’s What’s For Dinner!

Shrimp is one of those foods that I love, but never buy. Why? I don’t know. I thought about this question the other day before I left work. Instead of passively thinking about why the heck I never cook with shrimp, I bought some! While I was debating (out loud…) which shrimp to buy, a customer in line gave me a suggestion. He said to buy the fresh, uncooked, wild-caught shrimp with the shell still on. He told me shrimp should always be cooked with the shell because they hold onto flavors better that way. He then suggested making an orange and butter sauce in which to saute them. I thought that sounded simple enough….

Orange Shrimp


1/2 pound fresh, wild-caught shrimp, with the shell
2 T Smart Balance butter/margarine sticks
1 orange
Salt and pepper to taste

(sorry the font is so huge, I don’t understand Blogger sometimes…)


1) Add the butter to the pan and turn the heat on medium
2) Add the zest and juice of one orange
3) Wait until the sauce gets slightly thick (shouldn’t take too long since it’s not a whole lot of sauce!)
4) Add the shrimpDinner 1

5) Get the shrimp nice and coated in the sauceDinner 2

6) Cook until shrimp is slightly opaque (about 5-6 minutes)

7) Serve over sauteed veggies and brown rice (or however you would like!)

Obviously you don’t want to eat the shell, so be sure to shell the shrimp after they are cooked, or before you eat them. And of course, make sure you don’t cook your broccoli until it’s really pale green and soft. Nick likes it that way, I don’t argue.Dinner 3

I served mine over spaghetti squash and stewed tomatoes. NOT a good idea. The orange flavor didn’t go well with the tomatoes, what was I thinking?! Nick, however, loved his (with the rice and broccoli).Dinner 4

 Question: Do you like shrimp?! Read about the multitude of shrimp benefits on!

Any fun plans for the weekend? I work tomorrow, then have Sunday off  I’m going to start taping a series of video blogs all about “Why Americans Can’t Maintain a Healthy Weight”. Stay tuned!

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Hi, my name is Rebecca Houston and I am a writer. I write about health, healthy food and daily meal plan for various websites.
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