|If you're starting a diet this week, you won't feel deprived with this Shrimp in Mustard-Horseradish Sauce.|
The Monday after New Year's is the day more people start a diet than any other day of the year. I know lots of folks are starting Phase One of the South Beach Diet on Monday, and already I notice people are checking my archives category of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes. I've already started Phase One myself, and I'll be posting Phase One recipes all during January like I do every year. To show how delicious Phase One can be, I'm starting with this shrimp dish that I took this to a party during the holidays. Everyone raved over the shrimp with no idea it was a "diet" recipe, so even if you're not on a diet don't out on miss making this.
Start with a pound of medium or large shrimp, thawed overnight in the refrigerator if you're using frozen shrimp. I buy frozen shrimp that are already peeled, which makes this recipe super easy. (These photos are the batch I made to test this recipe, which is half the amount of the recipe below.)
Fill a saucepan with water, add 1-2 slices of lemon and some salt and bring the water to a boil. (Choose a pan that will allow the shrimp to cook in close to a single layer.) Let the water boil 5 minutes to get the flavor of lemon in the water.
While the water with lemon is boiling, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, horseradish, and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper, then stir in the chopped green onion.
After the water has boiled for 5 minutes, reduce heat to simmer, add the shrimp and cook until they turn opaque and pink and feel firm, about 2-3 minutes.
When shrimp has drained, put in a bowl and mix with sauce. Serve right away for a warm dish. The shrimp can also be chilled and served cold.
(Makes 4 main dish or 8 appetizer servings, recipe adapted slightly from Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way.)
1-2 thin slices lemon
salt to taste
1 pound large or jumbo raw shrimp, thawed if frozen (20-30 shrimp, depending on the size you buy)
4 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 1/2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 T prepared horseradish (more or less to taste)
2 tsp. light sour cream (or slightly more if you want a milder sauce)
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
1-2 T finely chopped green onion
If using frozen shrimp, thaw overnight in refrigerator.
Find a pan that will hold shrimp in close to a single layer, fill half full of water, add lemon slices and salt to taste and bring to boil. Let water boil 5 minutes, or long enough to get lemon flavor in the water.
While water boils, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, horseradish, and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Taste sauce and see if you want a bit more sour cream. Chop green onions and mix into sauce.
After water has boiled for 5 minutes reduce the heat to simmer, add shrimp, and cook until shrimp turn opaque and pink and feel firm, about 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook or shrimp will turn rubbery. Drain shrimp in a colander placed in the sink and discard lemon.
When shrimp has drained place in a bowl and mix with the sauce. Serve right away for a warm dish or chill the shrimp and serve cold.
This can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a few days. It would be great to take to work for lunch, and could also be served on top of a salad.
South Beach Suggestions:
Made with light sour cream, this low-glycemic shrimp dish is approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet. This would taste great with something like Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Spicy Cilantro Peanut Slaw for phase one.
More Tasty Ideas with Shrimp:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Quick and Easy Spicy Broiled Shrimp from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spicy Roasted Green Beans (or Broccoli) and Shrimp from Kalyn's Kitchen
Tomato-Cilantro Shrimp from The Kitchn
Pam Anderson's Spicy Coconut Shrimp Stew from Cookin' Canuck
Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta from Kitchen Parade
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)