Shrimp Gazpacho

Shrimp Gazpacho

So, based on our calendar we have exactly one month until our pool opens.  As LONG as the winter has been (even here in the south), it is hard to believe that the pool is opening so soon!  For me, that means one last push to get into tip-top swimsuit shape (or as close as I can get.)

While getting ready for swimsuit season may mean a few less sweet treats on the weekends it definitely does not mean that we have to sacrifice delicious foods.  This shrimp gazpacho is an example of eating healthy while still enjoying bold delicious flavors.   I have a few more swimsuit friendly recipes to share and even a great sweet treat which I still can’t believe is healthy!

This shrimp gazpacho is a little different from the other gazpacho recipe I have on this site.  Besides the obvious addition of adding the shrimp you also use Clamato which is just tomato juice flavored with clam juice.  It is really yummy and it gives the gazpacho a different flavor that pairs perfectly with the shrimp.  This would be great to serve to guests for a spring luncheon or summer dinner party!

This recipe calls for cooked shrimp.  I tossed some peeled and deveined shrimp in a little olive oil, lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning and Jim cooked them on our grill pan.   Delicious!

Enjoy!

Shrimp Gazpacho
 
Ingredients
  • 64 fluid ounces tomato and clam juice cocktail
  • 3 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, cubed
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato and clam juice cocktail, shrimp, avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. *Alternately you can puree half of the juice, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and cilantro in your blender or food processor. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Source:  Allrecipes.com

Weight Watchers Oven Fried Cod with Tartar Sauce

Oven I have had lots of success with Weight Watchers recipes before and this  Oven Fried Cod was really good, too.  They are usually simple, but creative which can be challenging when you are cooking lightened up meals.  So even if you aren’t on their plan it is definitely worth checking out some of their recipes!

If you aren’t a big fish eater, cod is a great place to start because it has a very mild flavor and it is easy to cook.  (It also won’t make your house smell like fish like some other pink fishy friends….ahem, salmon I am looking at you……)

The tartar sauce was really good, too.  I sometimes skip lightened up sauces because they aren’t worth the extra calories.  This was worth it….plus cod kind of needs some tartar sauce in my opinion.

This Oven Fried Cod with Tartar Sauce is a great Weight Watchers recipe whether you are watching the calories or not.  If you are doing WW this is worth 5 points and the tartar sauce is worth 2 more points for a total of 7.

Enjoy!

 

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Weight Watchers Oven “Fried” Cod with Tartar Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cod fillets
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 30 garlic and herb flavored croutons, crushed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream (I used greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the crushed croutons, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and fresh parsley. Set aside.
  3. Dip the fillets in the egg and then into the croutons. Press the croutons into the fillets. Place the fillets in a small baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spray the top with more non-stick spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes or depending on the size of your fillets until they are completely cooked. Run it under the broiler for a couple more minutes to crisp up the top.
  5. For the tartar sauce combine the mayo, sour cream (or greek yogurt), relish and lemon juice.

 

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