- 500 g shrimp, frozen and peeled
- 500 g fusilli pasta
- 1 jar tomato sauce for pasta
- fresh basil
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- some ouzo
- grated zest and juice of ½ lemon or lime
- olive oil
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- Place the shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss lightly and sauté in a hot non-stick pan for 2 minutes, until browned on all sides.
- While the shrimp are cooking, beat the garlic clove along with3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in a blender. Blend until pureed. Add the puree to the pan and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- Add 1-3 shots of ouzo, depending on how much you like the taste. Light it up in the pan with a match. Be very careful doing this. Take all the necessary precautions before do. If you still don’t feel comfortable doing it, just allow the alcohol to evaporate completely.
- You should be boiling the pasta at the same time. Put the pasta in a pot with boiling, salted water. Boil them 2 minutes less than the instructions given on the box
- Reserve some pasta water to help making the sauce. Drain the pasta.
- Add the sauce in the pan with the sautéed shrimp. Stir while it the sauce warms, for about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the pasta. Toss and add some of the reserved pasta water, if necessary.
- Remove from heat. Add the grated lemon or lime zest and juice. Top with a generous amount of finely chopped fresh basil.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.