Down here in South Florida, I never tire of shrimp. It’s plentiful and fresh and oh so tasty. The secret to great shrimp, is to cook it carefully, you mustn’t overcook, but it needs to be pink and not gray. This dish is easy to prepare, prepare the rice the night before so it has time to chill, the rest of the dish takes only minutes to fix.
8oz. fresh cooked shrimp
8oz. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut
3 cups cooked brown rice / chilled
2 Tbs. sweet/ hot mustard
4 Tbs. chopped dried tomatoes
1/2 cup almonds
In saucepan cook asparagus in bowling water 3 to 6 min until crisp rinse under cold water.
In large bowl toss shrimp, asparagus, rice, tomatoes, add mustard, toss.
To serve divide on plates or bowls sprinkle with almonds.
Shrimp is an excellent choice because it is low in fat but high in protein. High in omega 3 fatty acids and an excellent source of vitamin D. It’s the choice of many people who choose a healthy diet. Asparagus is a potent antioxidant that is high in nutrients. A natural aphrodisiac, it has been claimed to increase the libido. Brown rice makes a nice comfort food that has more vitamins and nutrients than most white varieties.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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