New Atkins Recipe: Shrimp Diablo

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New Atkins recipe for low carb spicy shrimp diabloDiablo (“devil” in Spanish) refers to the spicy kick of this tomato-and-jalapeño-infused sauce. Be sure to wear gloves when working with jalapeños to prevent irritations. From The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook.

Phases 1, 2, 3, 4
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
1 celery rib, trimmed and chopped
1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeds and ribs removed, and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/4 pound button mushrooms, sliced
1 cup heavy cream
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper; sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and mushrooms; reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook

The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook

by Colette Heimowitz

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2. Stir in cream, shrimp, jalapeño, and lemon juice. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until shrimp turn pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in basil, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste; serve right away.

Tip Time
Garlic burns easily. Cook it over low heat, or add it when other ingredients are almost done and sauté until just fragrant.

Net Carbs: 7 grams
Total Carbs: 9 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 18 grams
Fat: 24 grams
Calories: 320

Makes: 6 (1 1/4-cup) servings

Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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