Guest Article and Recipes: Shrimp for Dinner by Dr. Howard M. Shapiro and Chef Franklin Becker
Shrimp for Dinner By Dr. Howard M. Shapiro and Chef Franklin Becker, Authors of Eat & Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program to Prevent and Control Diabetes
Hungry for shrimp? Have a small cup of shrimp fried rice and take in 26 grams of the bad kind of fat. Or down two bowls of this soup with shrimp. The latter is a satisfying main course that gives you the added nutritional power of varied vegetables, the good kind of fat and exceptional Creole-style taste.
Creole-Style Red Bean Soup with Shrimp 1 tablespoon olive oil
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
1 15½-ounce can red kidney beans
1 14-ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, chopped
½ teaspoon marjoram, crushed
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. add the scallions, bell pepper and celery and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, adding some of the broth, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the pan gets dry.
2. Stir in the beans with their liquid, tomatoes with their juice, marjoram, black pepper and the remaining broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the flavors have blended.
3. Add the shrimp and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque.
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 210 calories, 5 grams fat
1 cup shrimp fried rice
26 grams fat
2 servings Creole-
Style Red Bean Soup
10 grams fat
Author Bios Dr. Howard M. Shapiro changed the way American lost weight with his New York Times bestsellerPicture Perfect Weight Loss. He is the founder and director of Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, a private multidisciplinary medical office in New York City that specializes in weight control, nutrition counseling and life management. He has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and Vogue, among others, and has been a frequent guest on numerous national television and radio programs, including Oprah, Today, Good Morning America and The View. Dr. Shapiro worked extensively with the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York, helping them lose a total of 2,544 pounds. Visit his Web site atwww.drhowardshapiro.com.
Franklin Becker has served as executive chef at several of New York's premier restaurants and his work has been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, Esquire and People. At the age of twenty-seven, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Following his diagnosis, Chef Becker lost 35 pounds and transformed his cooking style to create dazzling dishes that are healthy and flavorful. Chef Becker currently presides over Abe & Arthur's restaurant, located in New York City's Meatpacking district. Visit his Web site at www.cheffranklinbecker.com.