Greek Baked Shrimp

Looking for a high protein, heart healthy dish to serve for dinner?  Try out this Greek-Baked Shrimp for something new.  Shrimp is quite low in calories, providing only 84 calories in a 3-ounce (85-gram) serving, and does not contain any carbs. Approximately 90% of the calories in shrimp come from protein, and the rest come from fat (1).

Additionally, the same serving size provides more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including 50% of your daily needs for selenium, a mineral that may help reduce inflammation and promote heart health.

Serves 4.

INGREDIENTS:

1 T. Olive oil or coconut oil

1 medium Onion chopped

2 Garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp. hot Red-pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. ground Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground Allspice

1 (28-ounce) can whole Tomatoes in juice, drained, reserving juice, and chopped

1 and 1/2 lbs. large peeled and deveined Shrimp

Crumbled feta, optional

2 T. chopped Dill

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic, and 1/4 tsp, salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in hot red-pepper flakes, cinnamon, and allspice.

Add chopped tomatoes with juice and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

Add shrimp to tomato sauce and remove from heat.

Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish (and top with feta, if using).

Bake until just cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Serve sprinkled with dill.

Eat!

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