Friday, January 13, 2012

Hot Dish: Shrimp with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Good morning, TGIF! Here in the US it'll be a long weekend for most of us as we'll be honoring Martin Luther King on Monday.  Beren is also off today, yippee! We have a ton of household projects to complete but I'm sure we'll also manage to squeeze in a little bit of fun.

Since we've been back "home" at the South FL house, I've been clearing out the pantry & freezer, trying to use up food that's accumulated in our absence.  (Even though Kali and Jesus live here as well, they don't have the time to cook as much as I do).  Last night I made a Shepherdless Pie which, while tasty, wasn't actually a recipe worthy of sharing here.  Tonight, though, I'm looking forward to serving this shrimp dish.  Chock full of veggies, protein, and lacking the "white stuff," it's a perfect fit for my new year's Way of Eating.

Shrimp with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Image of Shrimp and Zucchini Sauté
Weight Watchers Recipe

4PointsPlus Value
Prep time:  8 min
Cook time:  10 min
Serves: 4
Keep a bag of large frozen shrimp on hand for this quick and easy sautéed meal. The juices from the tomatoes add a wonderful flavor to the sauce.



  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini in a single layer; increase heat to high and cook until bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. Flip zucchini and cook until golden on other side, about 2 minutes more. Remove zucchini to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  • Heat remaining teaspoon oil in same skillet. Add shrimp; sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper; sauté until shrimp are almost just cooked through, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic and water; sauté, stirring to loosen bits from bottom of pan, until shrimp are cooked through and tomatoes are softened, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Return zucchini to skillet; toss and serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.


  • Try this with fresh basil instead of, or in addition to, the oregano (just stir it in right at the end).

    Grate some lemon zest over top and/or sprinkle with fresh lemon juice, if desired.

Have a Beauty-Full Day,

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