Lemon Garlic Shrimp
With omega-3s, and low levels of total fat and calories, this is a great choice for the heart, and a superb way to get your kids to eat seafood. Shrimp is a family favorite—easy to get everyone to eat it!
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 3–4
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 5 to 6 medium cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
In a large skillet, heat olive oil on low heat.
Add the garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the shrimp, turning often, until the shrimp are pink (about 5 minutes).
Add parsley and lemon juice. Mix well.
Remove from heat and then serve.
The Current Cholesterol Situation
Foods that increase cholesterol are those that come from animal products. The more fat in the food—e.g., whole milk and whole milk dairy products, ice cream, fatty meats—the higher the blood cholesterol levels will be. Though paying attention and curbing your intake of cholesterol-rich foods is critical, it is more important to concentrate on your total fat consumption. Shrimp, though a higher cholesterol food, is very low in total fat. Obviously you should not consume it 4 or 5 times per week, but a couple of times a week certainly gives those healthy fats, too!