I could not stand eating shrimp until I was 30 years old. I know shrimp is one of the most popular southern seafood items, but I just did not like it. Finally at aged 30, I was served shrimp at a dinner and tried it. After a few bites I realized it was okay. Now it is one of my favorite foods.
Wild caught U.S. shrimp is the best to eat, both nutritionally and environmentally. Much of the farm-raised shrimp is from the far east and often is raised using questionable environmental practices. Now I purchase only wild caught when it is on sale in the supermarket.
Our local Fresh Market had wild caught South Carolina shrimp on sale all this month. I bought some recently and made a wonderful quick and easy dinner with it. Did you know a recipe that has Florentine in the name includes spinach as one ingredient? I hope you enjoy the recipe. You can find more healthy recipes here.
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Shrimp Florentine Bowl
2 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine
½ cup water
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 5 oz. package baby spinach
½ tsp. dried oregano
cooked brown or white rice
Saute the garlic in the olive oil over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add the wine, water, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer for three minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in the shrimp and simmer until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the spinach and oregano and simmer until the spinach is wilted. Spoon the rice into individual bowls and top with the shrimp mixture. Serves 3-4.