Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

As misleading as this blog may be, Ashlynn and I do try our best to lead a healthy lifestyle. We workout regularly, and for the most part, try to eat right. We're truly learning what it means to be "healthy." Healthy is using nutrient rich ingredients, and moderating the amount of food you intake... it's a pretty cool thing once you grasp it.

Anyway, one of our favorite meals is Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps. It's mouth watering... filling...soul satisfying... and healthy as long as you don't have a cholesterol problem! The best thing about this dish is it's so versatile. We've served it over pasta and as a salad before.

Eating healthy can be great... really, it can.

We'll start by marinating our peeled, deveined shrimp in soy sauce, vegetable oil, lime juice, and minced garlic.

...here's the deal on minced garlic. I'm not a big fan of the canned or bottled (whatever) minced garlic. The taste just isn't the same. I mince my own garlic!... it's better that way!

Then, after you marinate the shrimp for about an hour in the fridge, cook them on medium heat for about 3 or 4 minutes... and that's it! You're done!

Here's the deal on shrimp:

It cooks so quickly. You have to stay on top of it. In my parents restaurant, I always told my employees that cooking shrimp takes only a couple of minutes. If you cook it just right, it'll come out plump and juicy. The shrimp literally will pop open in your mouth, and the flavors will exude throughout it. If you overcook it, it'll taste like you're eating a tire, and we don't want that!

The finished product tastes as amazing as it looks!

I got this recipe from Paula... you can get it here

Now it's your turn! Ashlynn and I want to know what healthy recipes you cook at home???

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