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    Spicy Shrimp and Vegetables in a Saffron Broth

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

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    Chef Jeff S's Note:

    Quick, easy and full of flavor. You can even add some cooked brown rice or egg noodles round out this soup.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 1/2 cups low-fat chicken broth
    • 6 medium shrimp, save the shells for the broth
    • 1 tablespoon onion, fine chop
    • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, fine chop
    • 1/2 cup zucchini, 1/4 inch dice
    • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, mix with Creole seasoning
    • 1 pinch saffron thread

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour 1 cup broth into small sauce pan, reserving ½ cup.
    2. 2
      Shell shrimp and dust both sides with seasoning mix. Whatever seasoning mix is left set aside for later. Set shrimp aside.
    3. 3
      Put shells and saffron into sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil remove from heat and cover.
    4. 4
      Chop all veggies.
    5. 5
      Heat a small non stick skillet over medium heat for about 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add onion, jalapeno, zucchini, remaining seasoning mix and ¼ cup reserved broth. Stir and cook until liquid is almost gone.
    7. 7
      Remove shells from broth with a slotted spoon. Add the veggies to saffron broth and cover.
    8. 8
      Wipe the non stick skillet clean and heat over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the shrimp and cook a couple of minutes a side. Add the remaining broth and cook until liquid is about ½ gone.
    9. 9
      Pour broth and shrimp into saffron broth and bring back up to a slow boil.
    10. 10
      Add a good grind of pepper and simmer for a couple of minutes.
    11. 11
      Add the cilantro, stir and remove from heat.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Shrimp and Vegetables in a Saffron Broth

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 20.5
     
    Calories from Fat 3
    18%
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 28.2 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.3 g
    9%
    Protein 1.1 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-fat chicken broth

    shrimp

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