Most things taste better with aromatic garlic and this dish is not exception. Eating vegetables all the time can get a bit boring, so my suggestion to my clients is always to include a variety of spices and herbs to make the usual veggies more interesting and tasty. Seafood and garlic are really good friends in general, and both are considered to be super foods: prawns are an excellent food to include if you are on a low carb diet as prawns are fairly low in fat, high in protein, zinc and vitamin B12 which makes them a great food for people on vegetarian diets. Garlic is a well-known superfood that has a very potent anti- inflammatory and anti- bacterial properties so don’t hold back!
Ingredients: (2 portions)
– 150gr of raw peeked prawns
– 1 large clove of garlic
– 2 courgettes
– 2 carrots
– 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
– salt and pepper
1. Crush a clove of garlic and set aside.
2. Wash vegetables thoroughly. Using a vegetable peeler peel courgettes and carrots lengthways. Set aside.
3. Put a frying pan on a fairly high heat; add olive oil, garlic and vegetables. Stir gently for 3-4 minutes without damaging the courgettes ribbons too much.
4. Once the veggies start to soften a bit with heat, add raw prawns and seasoning and stir well until the seafood is cooked.
5. Plate up adding a wedge of lime for a citrus kick to balance the garlic flavour.
Seafood in general is very high in Zinc and Selenium, which are not readily available essential minerals as many foods lack them. Therefore, if prawns are not available you can substitute them for any other seafood of choice – scallops or clams work really well in this recipe. The beauty of this dish is that both protein and vegetables cook at the same time for no more than 5 minutes which preserves the ingredients’ nutrients brilliantly. If you are on a vegan diet or are on a nutrition program watching your cholesterol levels, then you can easily substitute prawns for tempeh or tofu or/ and add mushrooms to boost protein content of the dish.
Wishing you a great health and Bon Appetite.
Disclaimer: please consult your health care practitioner or doctor if you experience any health problems before making drastic changes to your diet and daily eating habits.