Lemon-Dill Shrimp That Will Satisfy Your Taste Buds And Your Diet
If you want to stick with your diet and keep your calorie intake in check, shrimp is a very great option to help you do so. Not only is this seafood high in iron but it’s also low in calories and lower in fat, making it a great option for those who want fast fat loss results.
That said, shrimp on its own can taste rather dry and bland if you aren’t taking the time to cook it properly.
Grilling shrimp is one of the best cooking methods to use as it’ll help you avoid adding any excess high calorie sauces or condiments as long as you use a good marinade.
Plus, you can easily skewer the shrimp along with vegetable, making for a light meal any day of the week.
Let’s go over what you need to do to put this recipe into action.
First, to help the shrimp maintain moisture and help ensure that you keep the flavor high, you’ll want to use a good marinade beforehand.
To prepare this one, simply mix together half a tablespoon of olive oil, the juice from half a lemon, and some freshly chopped dill. Add in a half a clove of minced garlic and then place shrimp in a Ziplock bag with the marinade and let sit for at least one hour.
If you want to do some vegetables with the shrimp such as diced peppers, onions, mushrooms, or zucchini, you can also add these to the bag at the same time.
Cooking The Shrimp
Once the shrimp is finished marinating, then you’ll simply want to stab them with a skewer, making sure that the skewer moves through the shrimp in at least two places. This will help make sure it stays on the skewer as needed.
From there, stab a few pieces of vegetables between the shrimps and then place it on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes, rotate and then cook for another 2-3 or until the shrimp looks fully cooked.
Note that you can also brush more marinade on the shrimp while it’s cooking as well.
Once it’s all finished, serve with your choice of side. Brown rice works great with skewers or if you want something a little lower in carbohydrates, consider some baked butternut squash. You can simply toss squash cubes into the oven drizzled in a bit of olive oil with some garlic and then bake for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the shrimp.
It’s a lower calorie, nutrient dense accompaniment to this healthy meal.
So don’t overlook shrimp any longer. It’s fast to prepare, highly nutritious and will definitely add more taste and flavor to your diet. Since it can be kept frozen for months at a time, always make sure that you have some on hand for fast and easy meals when you need them.
For more great recipes, see this article on using eggs in your diet.