Soy Honey Lime Shrimp

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 09:09 AM
posted by mrscaz

I’m not a huge fan of shrimp, but I am always looking for something healthy for the family, so I thought I’d try again. Shrimp are super good for you, did you know that? Yea, me either, but I was reading an article the other day at the kids belts office and it turns out they are!

Shrimp have a bad rep for being, well, bad, but here are just a few reasons to add them back into your diet:

  • Weight-loss - Loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc, shrimp are an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds.
  • Anti-Aging - Shrimp contain astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives them their pink color and that can act as a potent antioxidant and protect the skin from premature aging. Also the omega-3 fatty acids in shrimp provide antioxidant protection.
  • Cancer Fighting -Shrimp are loaded with selenium. Several population studies suggest that the risk of death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with a higher intake of the trace mineral selenium.

Now, why wouldn’t you want a food that packs such a powerful health punch in your diet? Exactly!

Well, here is a super simple recipe that’s awfully tasty. It’s sweet from the honey, but with a bite from the lime and the soy and garlic really bring it together.

Soy Honey Lime Shrimp

1 lb peeled, deveined gulf shrimp
4 tbsp lime juice
Zest from the limes
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a bowl combine all of the ingredients except the shrimp and whisk thoroughly.  Taste the mixture and adjust accordingly. (Too sweet? Add a little more soy and lime. Too bitter? Add a little more honey and soy. Etc.) Add the raw shrimp to the mixture and let marinate for 30 minutes or more. Place the shrimp on skewers and place on the grill (or grill pan or on a pan and broil in the oven) for about 3 minutes on each side or until they are pretty and pink!

Serve with a few sides and enjoy!


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