If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a simple gal with simple taste. Basically, I want healthy food that tastes good, but doesn’t take forever to create. I came across some frozen shrimp while grabbing ice earlier and it put me in the mood for seafood. I’m a fan of trying new new flavors, but almost always include my standbys of garlic, salt and pepper.
On a nutritional note, I have a personal mission of eating at minimum- 1 cup of leafy greens a day. Regular intake of leafy greens has been found to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and dementia. Today I combined shrimp with spinach, anise seed and leftover rice. Anise has a lovely licorice-like flavor that really complimented the shrimp and spinach. Let me tell you- it was delightful! Below is the recipe:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. anise seeds
15-20 baby shrimp
2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup cooked rice
salt & pepper to taste
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Using a medium sized skillet, heat olive oil to medium heat.
- Add shrimp, garlic and anise seeds and sautee for 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp is opaque.
- Add cooked rice and frozen spinach. Cook for another 3 minutes until spinach is bright green.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Makes 2 servings. Recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a bigger crowd.