Hi! I am Amanda from The Kitcheneer, where I love engineering and sharing healthy recipes for you! When I’m not discussing food, I also love blogging about fitness, my DIY projects, and my fur babies!
I’ve recently become acquainted with Lisa, (the beauty and brains behind The Wellness Wife), and I have become a big fan of her blog! From admiring her healthy recipes, fitness tips, and even financial advice I feel like I can learn a lot from her! We also share a common goal in spreading the word about great foods and places here in Virginia!
With food in mind, Lisa asked me to share a healthy wholesome recipe with you guys and I am honored! I decided to go the seafood route with the freshly caught shrimp my husband and I brought back from our Outer Banks vacation last week!
Shrimp boil is such a great and easy way to feed a lot of people! It is packed with flavor, protein, and color. It is also one of my go-to shrimp recipes in my house! And I don’t know about you, but having shrimp boil means having it served on newspaper!
Your typical shrimp boil recipe consists of lots of salt and melted butter. So to lighten it up I omitted both and stuck with other natural seasonings such as garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, and no seafood anything goes without some Old Bay seasoning! I also always take any opportunity in my cooking to add more veggies in the dish, in this case I love adding fresh green beans to my shrimp boil! It’s delicious and I hope all of you enjoy it!
Skinny Shrimp Boil:
– 3-4 cups of water
– 2 tbs Old Bay Seasoning
– ½ tsp cayenne pepper
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1 head of garlic cloves
– 1 red onion cut into wedges
– 3 corn on the cobb (cut in half)
– 1 cup of green beans
– 1 lb of red potatoes cut into quarters
– 1 lb shrimp (deveined and tailless)
In a large sauce pan, pour water and set the stove top to medium-high heat to bring to a boil.
Once it begins to show signs of boiling, add the Old Bay, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic, and red onion. Let the water boil with the seasonings for 10 minutes.
Add the corn, green beans, and potatoes. Let them cook for about 15 minutes to soften.
Once the vegetables have softened a bit, add the shrimp and boil for 5 minutes or until done.
Drain and serve!
I like to serve mine right out of the pot and onto newspaper so everyone can dig in!
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