If you’re looking for heart healthy Omega-3 foods, there is no greater source than shrimp. With more Omega fatty acid than tuna or salmon, shrimp is a powerful food for maintaining cardiovascular health. This recipe however, provides health benefits for diabetes control and weight loss as well. I decided Triple Threat Sweet and Spicy Shrimp was a suitable name. It provides great health benefits with a familiar Asian flavor. This and other Asian style recipes make great dinners for health minded people.
1 bag of precooked and cleaned frozen shrimp or alternative (any 12 to 16 oz. portion of shrimp will do)
2 Tbsp. Honey
1(mild) to 4(hot) Tsp. Sriracha sauce
1/4 Tsp. Ground Ginger
2 cups dry brown rice
Benefits of These Ingredients
Shrimp are high in protein, which is the building block of all our tissues and needed regularly. It provides Omega-3 fatty acid and HDL (the good cholesterol) as well.
Honey contains powerful antioxidants to reduce inflammation in the body. It boosts your metabolism by stimulating your heart and giving you instant energy because it is an invert sugar and not merely a simple carbohydrate.
Ginger is another antioxidant in this recipe. In addition to this, ginger also promotes gastrointestinal health. It can soothe your stomach upset and even alleviate gas symptoms.
In my personal opinion, there is no food condiment in the world that can rival Sriracha. It can be found in the Asian area of your local supermarket. Look for a bottle with a green cap and a rooster on the front. It is made from red chili peppers and has a unique flavor that spicy food lovers will find irresistible.
You may be aware of the metabolic and weight loss benefits of spices, but red chilies in Sriracha provide additional health benefits as well. Sriracha can promote heart health by helping to cleanse your cardiovascular system and also lowers your blood pressure. For diabetics, Sriracha can be a miracle in a bottle. Regular consumption actually lowers your blood sugar naturally by helping your body learn how to regulate insulin levels properly again. Combined with proper diet and exercise. Sriracha can help completely reverse type 1 diabetes.
Brown rice is high in fiber and a whole grain complex carbohydrate. It helps lower cholesterol and also promotes a healthy digestive system.
If you use frozen shrimp, it’s a good idea to thaw them before you begin. Drain all the excess water from your shrimp and thoroughly pat them dry with paper towels.
Boil the brown rice and cover it to keep it warm. Rice takes a while to cook. You can use quick rice alternatives if you prefer. Just make sure your rice is cooked and ready before you begin cooking your shrimp.
Bring a medium to large sauté pan between medium and high heat on your stove. After the pan is brought up to temperature, place your shrimp, honey and sriracha sauce in the pan. Toss the ingredients together to get an equal coating, then spread the shrimp out so they receive the most even heat possible.
Shrimp cooks quite quickly, if your pan was at an adequate temp, it will only take 2 minutes to brown the shrimp and caramelize the sauce over them.
Serve the shrimp on a bed of brown rice immediately.