Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. But, in spite of widespread belief, the cholesterol housed in shrimp contributes very little, if any, to the development of high-cholesterol and related health problems. In fact, due to their unique nutritional composition, shrimp remain at the top of the list of wholesome foods.

So, if you’re a fan of shrimp, as I am, here’s a deliciously wholesome, easy-to-prepare recipe that’s perfect for serving as an appetizer or side dish.

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What You Need

  • 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon zest
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thin
  • Pinch of hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled with tails on
  • 3 tablespoons of minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 flat anchovy fillet, chopped fine

Side Options: Sautéed spinach or asparagus and whipped cauliflower.

How To Prepare

Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch frypan over moderate heat. Add the garlic and then cook it, stirring until golden. Next, add the shrimp and cook them thoroughly. Remove the pan from the heat and then stir in the chopped anchovy and lemon zest. That’s it! You can serve these shrimp with thin slices of French bread.

Rich in high-quality protein and healthy fat, this delicious recipe makes 4 servings at about 245 calories each.