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Shrimp with Green Beans

Spicy green beans and shrimp with lime.



  1. In medium bowl pour olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, cilantro, juice from 1 lime, red onion, and 3 cloves of garlic, mix well.
  2. Clean, peel, and devein shrimp; place in premade mixture, marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash and trim green beans. Place in steamer, steam on low for 10 minutes. Remove from steamer and place to the side.
  4. Chop almonds into small pieces and place in a medium skillet. Heat until golden add 1tbs olive oil, garlic, green beans, and red pepper flake, heat through and toss. Place on serving platter.
  5. Add shrimp to skillet over low-medium heat cook until pink. Pour cooked shrimp over green beans. Squeeze juice from 1 lime over top.
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I loved this. i left out the nuts, added a bit more lime and a jar of chopped greeen chillis. Served it with whole wheat pasta and it was great.
29 Jul 09 by member: mrsdragonfly
this was excellent. i used 2 tsp red pepper flakes in marinade and added only 1/2 tsp to green beans. i served with/over brown rice pilaf. will definitely make again!
27 Jun 11 by member: riverroadsgirl
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Perfect summer dish. Try and serve it cold!
28 Jun 11 by member: derrissa
I left out the nuts, and added green chili's. yum.
02 Aug 11 by member: mrsdragonfly
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Nutrition summary:

There are 300 calories in 1 serving of Shrimp with Green Beans.
Calorie break-down: 46% fat, 19% carbs, 35% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 143
Calories 300
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 15.87g 24%
  Saturated Fat 2.084g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.784g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 9.967g  
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 882mg 37%
Potassium 555mg  
Total Carbohydrate 14.24g 5%
  Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20%
  Sugars 2.73g  
Protein 27g  
Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 210%
Calcium 52% Iron 96%
of RDI*
(300 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (19%)
Fat (46%)
Protein (35%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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