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Chicken and Shrimp Fusilli with Corn

6 Apr

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp sweet smoked or regular paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
10 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 oz uncooked extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 oz brown rice fusilli or whole-wheat fusilli
1/2 sweet or red onion, thinly sliced
1 sweet green pepper, seeded, quartered then sliced crosswise into thin strips
2 cups cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh or frozen, thawed sweet corn
1 tsp dried basil
1 cup crumbled low-fat ricotta cheese

In large bowl, toss half the oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.  Add chicken and shrimp, toss to coat.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm. 8-10 minutes, drain and return to pot, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

In large deep skillet over medium-high heat, fry chicken and shrimp, stirring, until golden and just cooked through, 4-5 minutes.  Transfer to a clean bowl and return skillet to stove top.

Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium heat; fry onion, green pepper, tomatoes, corn and basil, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.  Return chicken, shrimp and any accumulated juices to skillet, along with pasta, ricotta cheese, and the reserved cooking liquid; heat through, tossing to coat, about 1 or 2 minutes.

Eat Up !!!!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

CALORIES PER SERVING: 631
PROTEIN: 41 g
CARBS: 85 g
GRAMS OF FAT: 15 g
SAT FAT: 4 g
CHOLESTEROL: 139 mg
FIBER: 6 g
SUGARS: 5 g

Easy Shrimp Tacos

27 Mar

1/2 cup lime juice (2 limes)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive  oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 cups shredded savoy cabbage
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno, sliced into rounds
8 oz medium shrimp (15 – 18 shrimp), peeled  and deveined
pinch of  chili powder
4 white or  yellow corn tortillas (6-inch)

Whisk together lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, salt  and black pepper.
Place cabbage, cilantro,  and jalapeno in a shallow bowl.
Pour lime mixture over top; toss with a fork to coat;; set this slaw mix aside.

Pat shrimp dry with  a paper towel.
Sprinkle lightly with chili powder and  salt.
Heat remaining 1  tablespoon oil  in a  large skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook  shrimp until opaque,  about 2 minutes.
Soften tortillas by heating them for a few seconds over an open flame on a gas burner, or by wrapping in a  paper towel and heating in a microwave for 15-30 seconds.

Drain excess lime juice from slaw mixture, and then place mixture into tortilla.
Top mixture with  4-5 shrimp.
Enjoy right away.

A great addition is fresh avacado and/or pico …. yum yum.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

CALORIES: 469
PROTEIN: 23 g
CARBOHYDRATES: 58 g
DIETARY FIBER: 10 g
SUGARS: 7 g
FAT: 18 g
SATURATED FAT: 3 g
CHOLESTEROL: 114 g
SODIUM: 282 mg
VITAMIN A: 15% DV
VITAMIN C: 131% DV
CALCIUM: 19% DV
IRON: 22% DV

(Daily Value based on a diet of 2000 calories per day)