Saturday, April 16, 2011

Another New Recipe

Last night's dinner was fantastic. The recipes were fairly easy and very filling. I didn't change anything from the recipes, which is rare.

Tonight we are having:

Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

1 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1 # raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 c dry white wine
1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed (4 cups)
4 thick slices country bread, toasted

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and 1/4 t each salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes.

Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Turn shrimp, add wine and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 2-3 minutes.

Add spinach and cook, tossing, until beginning to wilt, 1-2 minutes. Serve over the bread.

Yield: 4 servings at 7 PointsPlus each.

Note: I found shrimp that also had tails removed. This recipe didn't state that and even had a photo of the completed recipe with the tails on the shrimp. I didn't want to have to remove tails while eating so I bought the other.

Also, I wasn't sure what "country bread" was so I bought one of those big loaves of "Italian bread" (in the foil-ish bag) and will be using that.

I have fixed this next recipe many times before. It's one of my favorites because of how easy it it.

Roasted Red Potatoes

1 1/2 T Mrs. Dash Original Blend, divided
12 small red potatoes, cut into wedges
2 t unsalted butter, melted
2 t olive oil

Preheat oven to 400. Add olive oil and melted butter to a large bowl; add potates and 1 T Mrs. Dash and toss. Place on a cookie sheet and roast for 30 minutes. Increase heat to 450. Sprinkle remaining Mrs. Dash and continue to roast 5-10 minutes or until tender and browned.

Yield: 4 servings at 6 PointsPlus each.

We will also be having a salad to help hit my "5 a day".

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