Mediterranean Diet Shrimp Recipe

Embrace the essence of Mediterranean cuisine with our nutritious and delicious Mediterranean Diet Shrimp Recipe. Perfectly blending zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and shrimp, this dish is not only a culinary delight but also a boon for fertility health.

Ready to prepare a dish that’s as beneficial for fertility as it is pleasing to the palate? Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need to Make It:

  • 1 medium Zucchini, sliced into half circles
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parsley, chopped

How to Make:

 Prep:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and cut all vegetables.
  3. Prepare individual foil and parchment paper packets.

 Make:

  1. Spread out each piece of tinfoil on a baking sheet and top each with a piece of parchment paper. Slightly crimp the edges to prevent juices from running.
  2. Fill each packet with zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Top with shrimp.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour the mixture over the shrimp.
  4. Fold the edges of the packet over the shrimp and fold to seal. Bake for 16 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before opening. Caution: steam will escape the packet when opened.
  5. Garnish opened packets with fresh parsley and serve.
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Fertility Benefits of Ingredients:

  • Shrimp: High in omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for sperm and egg quality.
  • Olive Oil: Rich in monounsaturated fats, aiding in hormonal balance.
  • Zucchini & Tomatoes: Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that support reproductive health.

Variations:

  • Add sliced bell peppers for extra fertility-boosting nutrients.
  • Chicken or fish can be used instead of shrimp.

FAQs:

  • Can I cook these packets on a grill? Yes, for a delightful smoky flavor.

How to Store and Reheat or Make Ahead:

  • Assemble packets ahead, refrigerate, and bake when ready.

What to Serve With It:

  • Complement this dish with quinoa or a crisp Greek salad.

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Mediterranean Diet Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Zucchini, medium Sliced into half circles
  • 1 cups Cherry Tomatoes` Halved
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb Shrimp, large peeled and deveined
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Lemon Juiced and Zested
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cups Parsley, fresh Chopped

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash and cut all vegetables.
  • Prepare a 10×12 inch piece of tinfoil and parchment paper for each serving.

Make

  • Spread out each piece of tinfoil on a baking sheet and top each with a piece of parchment paper. Slightly crimp the edges to prevent juices from running.
  • Fill each packet with zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Top with shrimp.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour mixture over the shrimp.
  • Fold the edges of the packet over the shrimp and fold to seal. Bake for 16 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before opening. Caution: steam will escape the packet when opened.
  • Garnish opened packets with fresh parsley and serve.

Notes

 
 
 
This recipe is SUPER flexible – mix up proteins and vegetables based on individual preferences.

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