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Cajun Shrimp Saute' = 3 points


Weight Watchers Recipe = 3 points
Here's a quick, tasty meal using a mix of sweet peppers. Feel free to mix and match peppers though, adding a small chopped jalapeño for extra heat if you like.k

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  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne papper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, large, peeled, deveined, rinsed, patted dry
  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • l large uncooked onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 large yellow peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large raw Cubanelle pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium lemon, cut into 4 wedges



Step 1

1. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, oregano, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Place shrimp in a large bowl; toss with half of spice mix and set aside.

2. Hear a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; 1 Tbsp oil and swirl to coat pan. When oil is hot, add onion; sauce' 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Add both types of peppers and remaining spice mixture; sauce' until tender crisp and lightly golden, 4-5 minutes. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl; cover and set aside.

3. Set same skillet over medium-high heat; add remaining tsp oil and swirl to coat pan. Add shrimp in a single layer, salute' 2 minutes and flip shrimp. Saute' until shrimp are cooked through, 2 minutes more; add reserved pepper mixture and toss to heat through. Serve immediately, topped with chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon.

4. Serving size: 1 1/2 cup

Notes: This dish would be great served over quinoa, brown rice or couscous.

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