Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe
Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Overview
This meal features great tasting shrimp or prawns seasoned with body-friendly spices, flavorful parsley white rice, the earthy sweetness of yellow bell peppers and asparagus. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it is also very healthful for people needing to take it easy with their body by using ingredients that will not aggravate symptoms of Colitis.
Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Ingredients
1 lb medium-large shrimp or prawns, shelled and deveined. (Pre-cooked frozen shrimp will work too).
Olive oil for the skillet (around 2 tablespoons).
½ teaspoon smoked or regular paprika.
½ teaspoon ground ginger.
½ teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt.
1/2 teaspoon rosemary (dried whole leaves or fresh leaves).
10-12 asparagus spears.
½ yellow bell pepper sliced into strips.
1 cup cooked white rice (extra-long grain or Jasmine make excellent choices).
¼ cup whole parsley leaves.
Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Cooking Instructions
Prepare the rice, cook in a rice cooker or per directions on the package.
Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat, add 1+ tablespoon olive oil and let it get hot.
Blend all the spices together in a small bowl or cup.
Place a single layer of shrimp in the skillet. Sprinkle some of the spice mix and cook on each side for about 2 minutes (If using frozen/thawed cooked shrimp, the process is the same but cook just until hot).
When the shrimp are cooked through (they turn white and slightly pink on the tail), remove from the skillet.
In the same hot skillet, add a little more olive oil (maybe 1 teaspoon), let it get hot and then add the parsley leaves. Let them sizzle for about a minute but don’t burn.
Add the cooked rice to the skillet and blend all until hot.
Serve with the shrimp.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and layer the asparagus in.
Cook until it’s almost as done as you want it to end up.
Add the yellow peppers now, sprinkle some of the seasoning mix.
Cook just a bit more until the peppers are tender.
Serve with the shrimp and parsley rice.
Preparing the shrimp and rice:
Asparagus can be cooked as little or as much as you prefer, and it can come in thick tender spears, or thin spindly spears, or anywhere in-between. When thick, it tends to be more tender by nature, and when thin and spindly, it can tend to be a bit fibrous. So, when faced with thin, you will want to cook it a little slower and lower to make it more tender.