BIG Nutrition: Labor Day Holiday Cookout Ideas! 


BIG Nutrition: Labor Day Holiday Cookout Ideas! 

If you and yours have some time off this weekend and you are looking for recipe ideas here are a few to check out. The first one is an appetizer that my son found and made. It is scrumptious and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

From the Gourmet Cookbook, 2004

3 large garlic cloves

1 1/8 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup sweet orange marmalade

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

4 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 pound large shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined

Optional Garnish: fresh cilantro

Using a large knife, mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1 teaspoon of salt. Whisk together garlic paste, lime juice, marmalade, cilantro, 3 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes , remaining 1/8 teaspoon  salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Transfer 1/3 cup mixture to another bowl or ramekin and reserve for dipping sauce. Combine shrimp with remaining mixture in a large sealable plastic bag and seal bag, pressing out excess air. Marinate shrimp, refrigerated, turning bag once, for 15 minutes.

Drain shrimp and gently pat dry. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat. Add half of shrimp and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes total. Transfer shrimp to a platter and cook remaining shrimp in remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in same manner. Garnish shrimp with cilantro, if desired, and serve with dipping sauce.

Here are some others including one dish (steak with a corn salad) that we cannot eat enough of at our house!

Happy and healthful eating,

Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN

If you want more nutrient dense food in your intake, contact me [email protected]