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Basil Lemon Shrimp

Basil Lemon Shrimp

Another tasty dish from Go Figure chef/co-owner David MacDonald

 

1 lb. peeled, thawed raw shrimp             ½ tsp. salt

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice       ¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup olive oil                                          1 medium garlic clove, chopped

1 tsp. agave                                                ½ small bunch fresh basil

 

Blend all ingredients in blender, except shrimp (that would be interesting!)  Mix shrimp with blended sauce and marinate for about ½ hour.  Cook on medium heat until done, about 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

 

Please Note:  Shrimp is only 28 calories/ounce, so to get 140 protein calories you would need to eat 5 ounces of shrimp.  It’s important to get enough of it, along with your healthy fats and veggies, or you will go away feeling hungry after eating it.

 

 

Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2013

Basic Salmon Preparation

Basic Salmon Preparation

Another tasty dish from chef/co-owner David MacDonald

For oven:

Pre-heat oven on Broil for 10 minutes.

Lightly rub salmon with olive oil.  Place top side down on broiler pan, 2nd rack from the top.  Cook 5 minutes, flip, add salt, pepper or other seasonings to taste. Broil another 5 minutes.  Adjust 1-2 minutes more or less per side cooking time for thin or thick cuts.  A simple, healthful, flavorful addition is to just squeeze some fresh lemon on individual pieces as they are served.

For BBQ grill:

Pre-heat grill on high heat for 10-15 minutes with lid closed.  Prep salmon and add seasonings as above.  Place top of salmon down on grill.  Close lid and turn heat to medium.  Cook 5 minutes, flip, cook other side for 5 minutes with lid closed.  Increase by 1-2 minutes cooking time per side for thicker cuts.  Ready to go!

 

*Chef’s tip: set timer for cooking times for best results

 

 

 

 

 

For additional healthful ways to flavor salmon, search the internet

 

 

Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2012

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