Friday, April 29, 2011

Eating Well - South Pacific Shrimp

Please tell me that you missed me? I missed you all ever loyal and supportive readers.  I know I have been missing in action in the blogosphere. I have good reasons for my absence, though. That would have to be divulge at a later post. HE!HE!
Even my cooking has been affected as well. I haven't been preparing anything spectactular especially for my "Around the World with Contessa" segment.  One thing that I can tell you is that I have been mostly cooking healthy food (like always). 

I bought a new recipe book, "Eating Well," which features recipes that are for the health conscious. I love that I have various options and recommendations in preparing my proteins. In the past, I would usually eat the same prepared meal three times a week (grilled, baked, grilled, baked). So in my next upcoming posts, I will feature most of the recipes that I have adapted from the book.


The above photo does not do justice of how tasty this South Pacific Shrimp was.  For all you rice lovers out there, this will definitely go well with rice. And if you love coconut milk? This one's for you too. :-)

First marinade one pound of jumbo shrimps in 1/3 cup lowfat coconut milk (you can use regular if your prefer), one teaspoon minced fresh ginger, 1 clove minced garlic, 2 teaspons coconut soysauce (regular soy sauce will do), 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced), and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Leave this marinating for 20 minutes. 

Heat 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and cook shrimp (maybe 30 seconds per side as shrimp does not take long to cook). Transfer to a plate. Sautee chopped seeded tomato and four cups of baby spinach in the pan where you just cooked your shrimp. Add the reserve marinage to the tomato and spinach. Stir until wilted. Return the shrimp and mix together. Serve immediately over hot steamed rice. Or dip some toasted pita bread on it. Yum and Healthy!

Happy Friday and promise, I will get back to blogging regularly soon.

Bisous, Contessa


  1. This sounds easy enough for even me to do, it looks delicious!

  2. This seems utterly delicious (I'm intrigued by the addition of the marinade to the spinach. Must be sooo good!)