Garlic Shrimp on Spinach

Garlic Shrimp on Spinach

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Rated: 4
  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Start to Finish 20 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 4


  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on if desired. In a small bowl, toss together shrimp, oil, garlic, lemon peel, and pepper. Place a steamer basket in a wok or large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Add water to just below the basket.
  2. Place shrimp in a single layer in steamer basket. Cover and place over medium-high heat. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are opaque (start timing when wok is placed on the burner). Remove shrimp and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, wash spinach. Arrange spinach evenly in steamer basket. Cover and steam about 2 minutes (start timing immediately) or until wilted. Divide spinach between two serving plates. If desired, thread shrimp onto 6- to 8-inch wooden skewers. Place shrimp on top of spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 2
PER SERVING: 159 cal., 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 131 mg chol., 216 mg sodium, 4 g carb. (1 g fiber), 20 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 1; Fat (d.e): 1; Lean Meat (d.e): 2.5