Asian Shrimps & Noodles

And Under 500 Calories Too!

One can’t be expected to create elaborate meals every night of the week right? I mean who even has that kind of time? So, the bottom line with this one is that we’re cutting a few corners. Its quick and still very tasty yet under 500 calories s serving if you can keep it to that!

The shrimps were sauteed and served over noodles. This meal shouldn’t take longer that 10 minutes to prepare, depending on your choice of noodles and whether you will need to clean your shrimps or not.

You can use fresh or thawed shrimps. Make sure they’re well  cleaned with the shell and veins removed, we find it better to also remove the tail but its up to you. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of Sesame Oil per serving – or any other good quality oil like Coconut or Olive Oil will do.
  • 1 clove of minced Garlic per serving.
  • 1-2 Scallions (Green Onions) per serving – Chopped
  • 10-15 medium to large Fresh or Frozen Shrimps per serving- Cleaned.
  • 1 tablespoons of Soy Sauce or Tamari per serving.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Garlic Salt per serving
  • 1 package of prepared Asian Noodles, we like Teriyaki – Stores carry a huge selection, just make sure to keep it under 300 Calories per serving
  • Chives
  • OPTIONAL SUBSTITUTION – You may also use any store bought variety of  Light/Low Fat Asian Sauce instead of the Soy Sauce (Tamari) – Opt for one between 50-60 Calories per serving.’

 

Add the Oil to a skillet and saute the Garlic and Scallions lightly on medium high heat, do not brown. Add the Shrimps making sure not to overcook them. They should take about 1 minute per side depending on your stove top but rule of thumb is that once they are no longer opaque and turn to a light orange color, they’re ready. If you overcook shrimps they become rubbery, chewy and not very pleasant in texture.

Once ready add the Soy Sauce and season with the garlic salt to taste, make sure to use only as much as you need. Stir for about a minute making sure your shrimps are well coated and evenly seasoned. Alternately, use the store bought variety of Light or Low Fat Asian Sauce or even omit the Sauce altogether.

Serve over the prepared noodled and sprinkle some freshly chopped Chives on top to finish.

This is by no means a ‘made from scratch’ meal, but it’s definitely delicious and quick!

 

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