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Gluten-Free Harissa Skillet Shrimp with Spinach and Chickpeas

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Gluten-Free Harissa Skillet Shrimp with Spinach and Chickpeas
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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This tasty shrimp dish is super fast, spicy and full of healthful ingredients the whole family will love.

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail shells removed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
cup minced shallots
2
cans (15 oz each) chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
2
tablespoons harissa
1/2
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
5
oz baby spinach leaves (about 3 cups)
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix cumin, turmeric, and red pepper. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Place large plate and sheet of foil near stove.
  • 2 Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil; swirl pan to coat. Add spice-coated shrimp; brown outsides 1 to 2 minutes, then turn and brown 1 to 2 minutes on other sides. Transfer shrimp to plate; cover with foil, and set aside.
  • 3 Add shallots to skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until softened. Add chick peas; toss to coat. Add harissa; toss to coat. Add chicken broth; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until simmering. Add spinach; stir to wilt.
  • 4 Return shrimp to skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until shrimp is pink. Turn off heat; stir in lemon juice. Transfer to plates; top with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Tips  

The numbers 16/20 or 26/30 often appear on shrimp labels. This refers to the number of pieces per pound. For this recipe, search out slightly larger shrimp—the smaller the number, the bigger the shrimp.

Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili sauce flavored with chiles, garlic, caraway, coriander and cumin.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
7g
29%
,
Sugars
1g
)
Protein
21g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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