Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scrumptious 'Shrimp' with Artichokes

Use the vegan shrimp from Vegetarian Plus for this easy meal - it's as yummy as the title suggests!

Ahead of time, defrost 1 (10 ounce) package of vegan shrimp - if you don't have time to defrost the product in the fridge, use the "fish" setting for defrosting on your microwave.

Once defrosted, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the 'shrimp', 1 and 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, and 2 minced garlic cloves; saute for 3 minutes.

Add 2 cups diced tomato, 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1 (14-ounce) drained can of quartered artichoke hearts. I actually bought canned whole artichoke hearts instead, and quartered them myself. I also omitted the salt in the original recipe, you can add a 1/4 tsp. if you like.

Cook a final 3 minutes, stirring frequently, then divide the mixture among 4 plates (about 1 and 1/2 cups per serving). Each serving is 240 calories.

Note: this dish is spicy hot - decrease the amount of red pepper flakes if you want a little less heat. I also am still getting a feel for how many vegan shrimp are the equivalent of real shrimp - I probably should have used closer to 1 and 1/2 packages of the vegan version, instead of just 1 package.

vegan shrimp $6.95
tomato $3.50
canned artichoke hearts $4.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance