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Tasty Tuesday: Shrimp Garlic Pasta

We do not eat shrimp very often around here as shrimp is hard to find in a high quality form, but once every few months I make a meal with shrimp, like this tasty shrimp garlic pasta.

This Shrimp Garlic Pasta is rich in:

  • Healthy fats from coconut oil
  • Manganese and vitamin B6 from garlic, in addition to garlic’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-viral roles
  • Vitamin A, B3, B6, C, E, K, biotin, folate, copper, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, fiber from tomatoes
  • Selenium, vitamin B12, proteins, phosphorus, choline, healthy fats, and copper from shrimp
  • Vitamins K and C, chromium, folate, and fiber from broccoli
  • manganese, vitamin K, copper, fiber from black pepper
  • Vitamins A, B6 , K, fiber, copper, iron from chili flakes
  • Trace minerals from sea salt
Tasty Tuesday: Shrimp Garlic Pasta
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Serves: 4
 
Shrimp Garlic Pasta
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10 small garlic cloves, minced (approximately 6 teaspoons of minced garlic) (see note*)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 340 g (12 oz.) shrimp peeled, deveined, and cut in bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 220 g small pasta (see note**)
  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped in bite-sized pieces
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Chili flakes (optional), to taste
Instructions
  1. Sauté garlic and tomatoes in coconut oil in a big pot. This is where you will mix all the ingredients later. Add the shrimp when the tomatoes are a little shrivelled. Sauté for 3 more minutes. Add coconut milk and stir everything together for another minute.
  2. Boil pasta separately with water, coconut oil, and salt in a large pot. Drain when cooked.
  3. Separately steam the broccoli.
  4. Add the shrimp sauce and broccoli over pasta. Mix well. Serve right away and sprinkle sea salt, black pepper, and chili flakes (if using).
Notes
* It might seem that there is a lot of garlic, but the garlic won't be overpowering once all the ingredients are mixed.


** Any small pasta works. This time I used elbow pasta.
 

This great meal deserves a dessert! Avocado pudding topped with berries. Yummy!

Do you eat shrimp at your house? How do you usually prepare it?

 

Source of nutritional information:

www.whfoods.com

www.nutritiondata.self.com

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About the Author:

Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child's nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

2 Comments

  1. Georgi June 17, 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Hi Alina, we like shrimp on a barbecue, like shrimp skewers in a Teriyaki sauce marinade, with lots of garlic.
    This sounds like a great easy to make recipe, I will try it for sure this weekend.
    Thank you.

    • Alina June 17, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Georgi, shrimp skewers with garlic and Teriyaki sauce sound so yummy. Great idea!

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