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Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
 
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Seared Shrimp with Pea Shoots, Grilled Eggplant and Tahini-Garlic-Parsley Emulsion

This recipe serves:  4
Ingredients
For the tahini-garlic-parsley emulsion

1/2 cup garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup Italian parsley leaves (about 1 bunch)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt

For the shrimp

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup (packed) snow pea shoots (or watercress)
1 tablespoon scallions, cut very thinly on the bias
Cooking Instructions
For the emulsion:

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

2. Cook garlic for 1 minute. Repeat 2 more times, each with a fresh pot of water.

3. Refresh garlic under cold water.

4. Bring another pot of salted water to a boil, blanch parsley for 15 seconds, immediately plunge into cold water.

5. Combine cooked garlic, parsley, tahini and yogurt in a blender.

6. Puree until smooth, adding water to thin as necessary.

7. Season with salt and pepper.

For the shrimp:

1. Toss the eggplant with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

2. Grill over medium heat until cooked, about ten minutes.

3. Remove the eggplant and cut into batons (long strips).

4. Heat a large sauté pan with the canola oil.

5. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, sauté over high heat until shrimp are just underdone, about 1 minute per side.

6. Add the eggplant to combine.

7. Divide shrimp and eggplant among four entrée plates. Spoon tahini emulsion around. Divide pea shoots and scallions and sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1/4 pound shrimp with eggplant and tahini sauce

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 273
  • Carbohydrate
  • 17 g
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
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