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Texas Lemon Shrimp

 Texas Lemon Shrimp
This main dish adds spice to any meal. My family loves this simple yet elegant main dish.—Amy Parsons, League City, Texas
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and red pepper in oil until tender.
  • Stir in the water, lemon juice, garlic, Cajun seasoning, lemon peel
  • and salt. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink.
  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into shrimp
  • mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until
  • thickened. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1/2 cup shrimp mixture, calculated without rice) equals 164 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 172 mg cholesterol, 301 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.