Friday, March 09, 2007

Party Shrimp

Ilva from Lucullian Delights and Joanna from Joanna's Food have started a new blog called The Heart of the Matter. If you have followed the link to Joanna's blog you will have read what brought her to this search for heart-healthy recipes. It's a scary possibility many of us "middle-agers" face. Thankfully her husband survived his brush with death and this has given Joanna the incentive to change their life styles.

In an effort to glean heart-healthy recipes Ilva and Joanna have called a one-off event for finger food that is good for you. To that end, I am submitting the following recipe for Party Shrimp. I haven't the foggiest idea where I found this recipe but I've made it a few times (most recently at the Daytona party) and it's always a hit with guests. The nutrition data is for the entire recipe via Nutrition

Party Shrimp
Serves 6-8 as an appetizer

2 lbs. cooked, peeled shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chrushed
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Dash of ground red pepper
1 lemon, very thinly sliced (DH and I don't really like the extra lemon in this so I leave it out)
1 med. red onion very thinly sliced
1 (4 oz.) can whole ripe pitted olives, drained
2 tablespoons chopped pimento (I never have this on hand so I leave it out too)

Whisk everything in a medium bowl and toss with the shrimp. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator at least an hour. It is simple to put together and looks pretty in the bowl.

Nutrition Data:
569 Calories; Fat 36g; saturated fat 5g; trans-fats 0g; Cholesterol 429mg; sodium 5913mg; carbs 15g; fibert 3g; sugars 3g; protein 48g.

(Remember, the nutrition data is for the whole recipe. )



Ilva said...

Thanks Sally! I'm so happy you have decided to participate! But it's not only a middle age concern, heart attacks happens to all ages, but thanks because you gave me the idea to do a monthly theme with children's and teenage heart food as well!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I do like the looks of your Party Shrimp and seems excellent for The Heart of the Matter event this month!

Joanna said...

Hi Sally - thanks for this great idea for this month's Heart of the Matter ... seafood is always popular in this house, and yours looks really delicious


Helene said...

I love shrimps, so this dish will become a summer hit in my garden!! :)

Sally said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by! You're welcome Joanna, glad you had this good idea.

There is a P.S. to this recipe. 1 lb. of shrimp is too much for the two of us to eat, so I ended up chopping up the shrimp, throwing in some halved cherry tomatoes, chopped green onions, marinated artichoke hearts and cooked spaghetti to make a WONDERFUL salad. Enjoy!

Chris said...

I love these and they seem so easy! Great recipe.

Sally said...

Hey Chris - thanks for visiting. They ARE easy and so yummy. Enjoy the recipe.