Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach (Video)
Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach is easy, quick, and delicious for a low-carb dinner idea and it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free FTW!
Watch the video to see if you’d like to make
Low-Carb Mediterranean Shrimp Over Spinach!
This Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach is delicious and quick for a week-night dinner! Shrimp is such a delicious and diet-friendly food that every so often I splurge on a big bag of frozen shrimp from Costco, and then I have fun deciding what to make with it.
Last week when I was cooking with Jake we started out with a different recipe in mind, and halfway through we took a complete detour and ended up with this one! Both of us loved this dish that’s low-carb and gluten-free and if you use stock instead of the shrimp bouillon, it can even be Paleo!
And if you’re really a shrimp fan, check out this collection of Low-Carb Shrimp Dinner Recipes!
How to Make Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- They’re a splurge, but if the budget can handle it, I highly recommend these wild caught shrimp from Costco. They come in the shell, which I think gives them more flavor than the shelled frozen raw shrimp. Whichever type you pick, thaw overnight in the fridge for best results. (This recipe uses half the bag; I kept the other half frozen for another time.)
- While you’re shelling the shrimp, pour a can of petite-dice tomatoes into a colander and let most of the juice drain away. (You can catch that tomato liquid and freeze it if you’d like.)
- These were 16-20 size shrimp, which means it only takes 16-20 shrimp to make a pound. I cut each one into 3 or 4 pieces. Slightly smaller shrimp will also be fine.
- To make sure this had plenty of shrimp flavor I dissolved one cube of Knorr Shrimp Bouillon (affiliate link) in 1/2 cup hot water. If you don’t have any shrimp bouillon, use 1 cup chicken or fish stock, simmered to reduce to 1/2 cup.
- Heat the olive oil and saute the diced green pepper and onion about 3-4 minutes; then add the garlic and Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link) and cook a couple minutes more.
- Add the drained tomatoes and water with shrimp bouillon or reduced stock, and simmer about 10 minutes on low, just until the flavors are a little more concentrated.
- While the mixture simmers, heat the other tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and add the spinach all at once. Cook over high heat, turning over and over with a large turner, just until the spinach wilts. This won’t take more than 1-2 minutes.
- After the tomato-pepper mixture has simmered about 10 minutes, stir in the shrimp and capers and cook just until the shrimp are pink, not more than 3-4 minutes.
- Divide the spinach into 4 bowls and put 1/4 of the shrimp mixture over each. Serve hot.
Make it a Meal:
You could eat this shrimp and spinach mixture over my favorite Cauliflower Rice for a more substantial low-carb meal!
More Delicious Ideas with Shrimp:
Easy Garlic and Lemon Shrimp ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brazilian Shrimp Stew ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry
Quick and Easy Spicy Broiled Shrimp ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sriracha Hot Sauce Shrimp Cocktail ~ White on Rice Couple
Spicy Roasted Green Beans (or Broccoli) and Shrimp ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
I used 16-20 size shrimp, but a smaller size would also be fine. This recipe created by Kalyn and Jake when they were experimenting in the kitchen! Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1719mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g
I used 16-20 size shrimp, but a smaller size would also be fine.
This recipe created by Kalyn and Jake when they were experimenting in the kitchen!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Everything in this Low-Carb Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach is a low-carb ingredient except tomatoes, and the amount of tomatoes per serving is fairly small. This would be a perfect main dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet, and other types of low-carb diet plans.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Stir-Fry Recipes to find more recipes like this one. Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.