Hey, friends! Today, I’m sharing a recipe that’s a testament to the beauty of simplicity in the kitchen. It’s all about making something utterly delicious without complicating things. I’m talking about tender, flavorful garlic shrimp that’s not just easy to whip up but is also versatile enough to pair with however you want to enjoy it!

Shrimp is a fantastic addition to the diet, especially for women over 40, offering numerous health benefits that are particularly relevant as we age. Rich in high-quality protein, shrimp supports muscle maintenance and repair, crucial for maintaining strength and preventing muscle loss that can occur with aging. It’s also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help combat chronic conditions like heart disease and arthritis, concerns that become more prevalent as we get older. Additionally, shrimp provides key vitamins and minerals, including selenium, a powerful antioxidant that supports immune function, and vitamin B12, essential for nerve health and energy metabolism. Including shrimp in your diet can contribute to a balanced, nutrient-rich eating plan that supports overall health and well-being during our 40s and beyond, aiding in heart health, weight management, and the prevention of age-related conditions.

garlic herb shrimp recipe

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Garlic Herb Shrimp

Course dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Calories 478kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika for that subtle smokiness
  • 1 tsp ground cumin for a bit of warmth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions

  • Marinate the Shrimp: In a Ziploc bag, combine your shrimp with the garlic, parsley, smoked paprika, ground cumin, salt, pepper, and oil. Squeeze out the air, seal the bag, and give it a good shake to coat the shrimp evenly. Pop this in the fridge for at least an hour, or even overnight if you’re planning ahead. The longer it marinates, the more flavorful your shrimp will be.
  • Cook the Shrimp: When you’re ready to cook, heat a pan over medium heat. Add your marinated shrimp (tails on for maximum flavor) and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. You’re looking for them to be cooked through and opaque.
  • And that's it! Now you can pair this with cauliflower rice, low carb noodles, use it in tacos, or make a light wrap with a low carb tortilla and veggies. The options are endless!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 2585mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3512IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 4mg

And there you have it – a garlic shrimp wrap that’s bursting with flavors and textures. It’s a perfect, hearty lunch that doesn’t weigh you down. Plus, if you cook up a good batch of shrimp, you’ve got meal prep sorted for the next few days. Serve them with low-carb pasta, cauliflower rice, or even in tacos – the possibilities are endless.

This recipe is a staple in my kitchen for its simplicity and the joy it brings to the table. Give it a try, and let’s keep enjoying our journey to eating well without making it a chore. Happy cooking!

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