Seafood with Garlic Shrimp Stew

Seafood with Garlic Shrimp Stew

Sometimes you just get a taste for seafood but don't want to spend the money to go out to eat it. Luckily, this meal isn't too expensive to make, and it's definitely better for you than most anything you can get at a seafood restaurant! It's about 350 calories per serving, so it's a tasty and healthy choice if you're wanting to try something new for dinner.



1 1/4 lbs. peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
1/2 cup cilantro
4 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
14 ounce can light (50% less fat) coconut milk
1/2 lime, squeezed (about 1 tablespoon)


The Steps

  1. Heat oil on low in a medium pot. Add red bell peppers and sauté until soft.
  2. Add the white parts of the scallions, 1/4 cup cilantro, the red pepper flakes, and garlic. Only cook this for about a minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk, and salt to taste. Cover and let it simmer on low for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens. 
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the lime juice. Top with the cilantro and the green parts of the scallions, and serve!

Try adding wholegrain or basmati rice for a delicious twist!  Both wholegrain and white Basmati rice contains a type of carbohydrate known as resistant starch. Finally, both wholegrain and white Basmati rice has a superior nutrient content compared with other rice types.