- 1 cup of cooked shrimps (I buy the uncooked ones, pealed and deveined and I cook them 1 min. per side in butter and olive oil)
- Cooked linguine for 4 person (as per instructions on box)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of store bough pesto
- 1/3 cup of sliced sun dried tomatoes
- 1/3 cup of sliced black olives
- Place the cooked linguine in a large saucepan, add the olive oil, pesto, cooked shrimps, olives and dried tomatoes. Mix well and heat at low heat for about 5 minutes.
- Place pasta in serving plates and top with grated parmesan cheese.
Shrimp packs a wallop of protein (18 grams per 3 ounce serving), and with only 83 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving, it is healthy and so delicious. What about blood cholesterol? You need to know that that research shows, and dieticians concur, that the high percentage of “good fats” in shrimp reduces the impact of cholesterol.
Shrimp is also a nutritious alternative to other meat proteins. Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium. Selenium is an essential trace mineral in the human body. This nutrient is an important part of antioxidant enzymes that protect cells against the effects of free radicals that are produced during normal oxygen metabolism. The body has developed defenses such as antioxidants to control levels of free radicals because they can damage cells and contribute to the development of some chronic diseases. Selenium is also essential for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland. Mounting evidence suggests a link-between selenium intake and reduced risk of cancer.
Shrimp also has emerged as a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12. (source https://www.eatshrimp.com/health-nutrition/nutritional-facts/nutritional-facts).
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