Shrimp with Feta

The sprinkle of calorie-free sweetener helps round out the flavors in this dish by balancing the acidity of the tomatoes and the saltiness of the cheese. It's the same reason Italian grandmothers add a pinch of sugar to their tomato sauces.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 gratin dish)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 237
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 30.5 g
Carbohydrate 10.3 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 213 mg
Iron 4.3 mg
Sodium 561 mg
Calcium 224 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup sliced green onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until done. Divide shrimp evenly among 4 individual gratin dishes; set aside.

3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil, sweetener, and red pepper; cook 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over shrimp, and sprinkle with cheese.

4. Broil 5 minutes or until cheese softens (cheese will not melt).

carbo rating: 7

Note:

The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook

January 2005