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Shrimp in Tomato and Basil Sauce

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Here’s a healthy meal that can be made fairly quickly, is economical and under 300 calories! Make sure to use cleaned de-veined shrimp.
  Shrimp 1 Pound, peeled, deveined
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped finely
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 14 Ounce, diced (1 can with their juice)
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato sauce 28 Ounce
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon

1. Heat the olive oil and add the onion. Cook it until it is translucent and softened – about 7 to 8 minutes.
2. Add the oregano and diced tomatoes and juice. Let the tomatoes cook for a few minutes.
3. Add the fennel seeds and the tomato sauce and water. Add the salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well and simmer for about 20 minutes.
4. Add the shrimp and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes – until shrimp is opaque and pink. Do not overcook because the shrimp will become rubbery.
5. Turn off the heat and add the basil. Mix in.

6. On a serving plate, serve with polenta, rice or mashed potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 352 Calories from Fat 95

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.5%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 172.4 mg57.5%

Sodium 810 mg33.7%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.3%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 29 g57.7%

Vitamin A 47.5% Vitamin C 76%

Calcium 21.9% Iron 44.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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