While often shunned due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol, shrimp are inherently nutritious and incredibly beneficial for your health. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for shrimp that pairs well with a salad, pasta or virtually any side dish.

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What You Need

  • 2 pounds of high-quality shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon of tamarind paste
  • 2 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

How To Prepare

In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with all other ingredients and allow them to cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once cooled, carefully place the shrimp in a pan and sauté them over medium heat. Do not let them touch.

Cook the shrimp on a single side for 1 minute then flip them to the other side and allow them to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the heat and cover the pan with foil. Allow the shrimp to sit for 2-3 minutes and then serve them immediately.

This delicious recipe makes 8 surprisingly filling servings at about 100 calories each.