Here is another healthy recipe from Chef Chermonthia! She says, “This was really good and super easy to make.” Let’s check it out, BWLW.
Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli
1. Heat the oven to 425.
2. Ingredients – On a large cookie sheet, toss together:
- 2 pounds of broccoli cut up into florets (but not teensy tiny florets, I like a little stem attached),
- 2 Tbs olive oil,
- 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds (or 1/2 tsp. ground),
- 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (or 1/2 tsp. ground),
- 1 tsp salt,
- 1/2 tsp pepper and
- 1/8th tsp hot chili powder.
Spread into a single layer and pop into the oven for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, toss together:
- 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined, with
- 2 Tbs olive oil,
- lemon zest from one lemon,
- 1/2 tsp salt and
- and 1/2 tsp pepper (I just eyeball the salt and pepper) in a bowl.
4. When the broccoli’s been in the oven 10 minutes, add the shrimp to the broccoli and toss (carefully.)
5. Roast another 10 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until the broccoli is “tender and golden around the edges. And that’s your dinner!! Can Be served with Rice!!
Note: You can mix it all together and roast for 10 minutes if you like your broccoli to have a little crunch… No need for step #4.
Enjoy! – Chermonthia
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Benefits of Shrimp and Broccoli
- “Loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc, shrimp are an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds. Zinc supplementation of zinc deficient subjects has been shown to increase the levels of circulating leptin. Leptin is a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the body’s energy expenditure, fat storage, and appetite. Insufficient leptin levels are believed to be the primary cause of food cravings, overeating, and obsession with food. The iodine in shrimp is good for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder weight loss.” [source]
- “Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn’t equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don’t consume dairy products. Calcium does more than build strong bones. Research shows that this mineral may play a role in the control of high blood pressure, and it may work to prevent colon cancer.” [source]