Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Healthy Meal of the Week

Hi all!  It’s time for the “Healthy Meal of the Week”.  This week we had “Shrimp Vodka Pasta” from the April 2011 issue of Cooking Light.  I thought it was yummy and Scarlett liked it okay.  She’s not all that big on seafood/fish but she usually likes shrimp.  Check out the recipe below!


9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/3 cup vodka
1 1/3 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
1/3 chopped fresh basil, divided
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper


1.  Cook pasta per directions.  Drain.

2.  Heat 1 ½ teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add shrimp; sauté for 4 minutes or until done.  Remove shrimp from pan.

3.  Add 1 ½ teaspoons oil and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute.  Carefully add vodka; cook 1 minute.  Add marinara, ¼ cup basil, cream, salt and pepper; bring to a simmer.  Stir in pasta and shrimp.  Sprinkle with remaining basil.

Serves 4 (serving size 1 ¼ cups)

Nutritional information:  427 calories; 12.6g total fat (4.9g saturated fat; 4.8g mono.; 1.4g poly); 24.6g protein; 60.1g carbohydrates; 2.4g fiber; 184mg cholesterol; 2.2mg iron; 632mg sodium; 65mg calcium


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