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)


  1. Using a medium sized skillet, heat olive oil to medium heat.
  2. Add shrimp, garlic and anise seeds and sautee for 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp is opaque.
  3. Add cooked rice and frozen spinach. Cook for another 3 minutes until spinach is bright green.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Makes 2 servings. Recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a bigger crowd.

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