Here’s an easy meal that’s bursting with taste and texture. This dish blends the signature flavors of Louisiana, Thailand, and India into a single pot filled with colorful veggies and shrimp. The light coconut milk adds rich and creamy goodness to this flavorful curry while the Cajun seasoning adds a nice subtle ‘zing’.
Shrimp is a good source of protein and iron. It’s very low in saturated fat although high in cholesterol content (200 mg.* in 3.5 oz, or about 12 large shrimp). However, scientific research dismisses the link between high cholesterol and shellfish and may, in fact, raise levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Shrimp also contains good-for-the-skin selenium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids which can counteract the effects of premature aging.
*The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a maximum intake of 300 mg. of cholesterol per day.
NOTE: Vegetarians can substitute shrimp with tofu for a flavorful, satisfying main dish. Continue reading “Cajun Coconut Curried Shrimp”