Garlic Shrimp

Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan Option (See Below)

Positive Nutrition Aspects

Brain and Heart-Healthy Food, Healthy Protein, Carotenoid-Rich Food, Potassium-Rich Food, Zinc-Rich Food, Sulfur-Rich Food, Vitamin B6, B9, C & K-Rich Food

Equipment Needed

1. Instant Pot (if doing the Instant Pot variation for the sauce)
2. Air Fryer
3. Colander
4. Measuring Spoons
5. Measuring Cup
6. Medium Sized Bowl
7. Oil Sprayer
8. Paring or Chef's Knife
9. Skillet with Cover (if doing the stove and skillet variation)
10. Stove (if doing the stove and pot variation)

Ingredients

Avocado oil in a sprayer
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt to taste
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon caper brine (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

Sauce Ingredients
8 ounces about 1 med. green pepper
8 ounces about 1 med. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced (more to taste)
5 sm. tomatoes or 1 can (15 oz.) diced
10 to 12 pimento stuffed green olives (optional)
2 tsp. capers, (optional)
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

Instructions - Instant Pot Sauce

1. Wash onion and bell pepper.

2. Cut green pepper into 1-inch strips.

3. Dice the onion.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil in Instant Pot on the saute setting. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic.

5. Saute until the onion is tender but not browned. Add tomatoes, olives (optional) and capers (optional), bay leaf, and salt.

6. Bring to boil on the saute setting.

7. Reduce to the “slow cooker” setting.

8. Cover.

9. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

10. Reduce setting to keep warm.

11. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


Instructions - Stove & Skillet Sauce

1. Wash onion and bell pepper.

2. Cut green pepper into 1-inch strips.

3. Dice the onion.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil in the skillet on medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic.

5. Saute until the onion is tender but not browned. Add tomatoes, olives (optional) and capers (optional), bay leaf, and salt.

6. Bring to boil.

7. Reduce to simmer.

8. Cover.

9. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

10. Set to low heat to keep warm.

11. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


Instructions - Air Fryer Shrimp

1. Peel the shrimp. Slit the backs and remove veins.

2. In a bowl mix the following ingredients:

• 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
• 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
• ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
• 1 tablespoon caper brine (optional)
• 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
• 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp

3. Mix the ingredients together to coat the shrimp nicely. If you have time, place it in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes to marinate the shrimp.

4. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and 5 minutes.

5. Place the shrimp on the air fryer rack and cook.

6. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and serve.

Option to serve the shrimp over cooked, riced cauliflower or pureed cauliflower (see recipe) versus rice for a healthy option.


Vegan Option

Serve the sauce over the roasted cauliflower steak.


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