Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

One of my new year's resolutions for 2009 is to try to eat healthier and in moderations. It is going to be hard because I love butter, and I add a little butter to almost everything I make. Let's face it - butter makes it taste great!
But I need to make sure I stay fit and be healthy. So once on a while I will post a recipe from my light recipe collections. And I promise they will taste great.

This recipe comes from a book called 12 Best Foods Cookbook, by Dana Jacobi. This simple and quick shrimp dish you can make any night of the week. To keep it light serve it by itself, or to make it more substantial serve it with a small side of whole wheat pasta.
This dish contains of all my favorite ingredients - tomatoes, feta cheese, shrimp and garlic.
{By the way, did you know that feta cheese is the most healthy of all cheeses. It contains about 1/3 less fat that any other cheese like mozzarella or cheddar. Even the light feta tastes great.}



Ingredients:

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 pound medium shrimp, shelled
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (12-ounce) bag cherry tomatoes on the vine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
1/4 cup dry white wine, or fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and stir with a wooden spoon until they just lose their raw color, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and wine or broth. Cook, using a spoon to roll the tomatoes around, until most of the liquid has boiled off, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the parsley and cheese, and cook 1 minute longer, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.


Little bit about this book: It's written by award winning food writer and chef this book identifies 12 best and healthiest ingredients (broccoli, black beans, tomatoes, salmon, soy, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, blueberries, walnuts, spinach, and chocolate) and provides us with over 250 recipes including those ingredients. This book has great reviews on amazon, and I would recommend it for everyone that wants to keep healthy lifestyle.

4 comments:

Dana said...

Meg, I am delighted you like this shrimp recipe from my 12 Best Foods Cookbook.

I recently started blogging myself. Dana's Market Basket includes the same kind of delicious recipes and quick ideas for dishes to make that do not even need a recipe. Also information to help you decide at the store what to put in your basket.

My blog appears on Prevention.com

http://www.prevention.com/cda/expertblog/nutrition.recipes/cook/fast.ideas

Please come and enjoy!

Dana

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Nice photo. the recipe sounds deliciuos.

doggybloggy said...

this shrimp looks excellent

Jo said...

Wow, your photograph is awesome. Shrimp, tomato and feta are some of my favorite foods. =P Great job!