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Shrimp with Swiss Chard

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seafood Nutrition Partnership. All opinions are 100% mine.

Shrimp with Swiss Chard is a simple yet elegant meal. It’s quick and easy with less than 5 ingredients.

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I always try to incorporate seafood at least twice weekly when planning my family’s meals. Normally I will add tuna or sardines to our daily salad but I also include an appetiser or main dish which is seafood based. It really is that easy to get your two recommended servings of seafood in per week.

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What is Seafood?

Seafood is any form of sea life used as food by humans. This includes fish and shellfish.

What are the health benefits of seafood?

Seafood is one of the healthiest foods on earth. The USDA recommends eating seafood twice each week and for good reason. Seafood is a nutrient rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. The stats:

  1. It is estimated an additional 50,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke are avoided per year by eating fish
  2. Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent
  3. Seafood has essential omega-3s. Low seafood intake contributes to 84,000 deaths each year, making seafood deficiency a leading dietary contributor to preventable death in the U.S.

Eating seafood can literally save your life!

Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause by 17%

Shrimp with Swiss Chard  – a quick and healthy meal

A lot of people think that seafood is complicated to prepare. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whilst it may take 50-60 minutes to roast a chicken. You can have this shrimp with swiss chard dish on the table in 20 minutes. Let me show you how:

Chop the swiss chard, wash and drain it. Blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 20 mins. Drain and set aside

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Wash and drain shrimp

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Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet with chopped garlic. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute.

Add swiss chard and white wine to the skillet. Cook altogether on a low heat until wine is absorbed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve immediately as an appetiser or add some steamed quinoa for a healthy meal.

If you struggle to get more seafood on the table I invite you to take the Healthy Heart Pledge– That means you recognize seafood is a healthy choice for you and your family and you’ll pledge to eat at least two servings of seafood each week and supplement with omega-3s. To make the challenge even more fun the folks over at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership are hosting the Seafood Nutrition Partnership 2016 Recipe Sweepstakes from August 15th to October 21st. All you need to do is show how simple, delicious and nutritious seafood can be for a chance to win. A total of ten winners will be randomly selected in accordance with the Sweepstakes Schedule to win a $250 gift card. You can even submit one entry per day. Winners will be announced at SeafoodNutrition.org and on Instagram and Twitter.

So what do you think? Will you try to incorporate more seafood into your diet?

Let me know in the comments below.

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Shrimp with Swiss Chard
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 300g swiss chard
  • 200g prawns or shrimp
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the swiss chard, drain and chop it
  2. Blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 20 mins. Drain
  3. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan with chopped garlic
  4. Add shrimps and cook for 1 minute
  5. Add swiss chard and white wine
  6. Cook altogether on a low heat until wine is absorbed
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste
Serve immediately as an appetiser or add some steamed quinoa for a healthy meal

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie
    August 27, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I love the way you photographed everything! Do you keep the shells of the shrimp on?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 27, 2016 at 4:01 am

      Thanks Cassie. I cook the shrimp with the shells on but remove them before eating.

  • Reply
    Carol@studiobotanica
    August 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Simple and yet elegant. Super combination.T
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you Carol!

  • Reply
    Tracy
    August 20, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Well, you know with a fisherman husband I’m eating more than my two servings of seafood each week!
    Off to make some gambas al ajillo myself, but this looks tasty too. It may be a good way to try to get my family to eat chard. 😉

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Lucky girl!!Funnily enough my family loves swiss chard more than spinach, or kale or any other dark green leafy greens.

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    August 19, 2016 at 3:29 am

    This is so lovely. Simple and elegant at the same time. My husband would love this, shrimp is one of his favorites.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks Emily!

  • Reply
    Anna@Green Talk
    August 19, 2016 at 2:24 am

    I use to hate seafood. For some reason I love eating it now. Love your recipe.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      That’s great Anna!

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    Megan
    August 19, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Easy, healthy and light…all great combos!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      I have to agree with you there Megan!

  • Reply
    jules
    August 19, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Gorgeous in its simplicity! Thanks for the reminder that it doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious!
    ~jules

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      We love simple around here 🙂

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    August 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I love this! So fresh and simple. My kind of dinner!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      It’s a family favourite Linda!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    this looks amazing….the size of those shrimp!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      August 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Jumbo all the way!

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